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Exploring Chinese bronzes at 11 Chinese museums

The Shaanxi History Museum, Shaanxi province

Updated: Oct 15, 2021 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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The Shaanxi History Museum in Xi’an city houses over 3,900 pieces of bronze ware, dating from the Shang and Zhou dynasties (c.16th century-256 BC) to the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BC-AD 220). The pieces are of many different varieties, including ritual vessels, musical instruments, weapons, accessories for carriages, daily utensils, and production tools. Among them, many typical bronze wares from the Shang and Zhou dynasties (c.16th century-256 BC) bear inscriptions of high historical value, such as the Duoyou Ding Tripod (cauldron) of the Western Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-771 BC).

The Duoyou Ding (cauldron) of the Western Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-771 BC) is part of the permanent collection of the Shaanxi History Museum [Photo/sxhm.com]

In addition, the Jia Goblet (wine warmer) with a pair of phoenix capped pillars, of the pre-Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-256 BC), the Ox-shaped Zun Vessel (wine container), and the He Ewer (wine container) of Ta of the Western Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-771 BC), the gourd-shaped pot with a bird-shaped lid, from the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), and the Painted Bronze Oil Lamp in the Shape of a Goose Carrying a Fish, from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220),are all of unique shapes and designs and are among the bronze collection of the Shaanxi History Museum.

A photo of the Ox-shaped Zun Vessel (wine container) from the collection of the Shaanxi History Museum [Photo/sxhm.com]

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