Bronzes exhibition sheds light on mysterious ancient state

Updated: Oct 21, 2021 Print
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Bronze gui tureen (serving vessel) of the brother of the Marquis of the State of E from the early Western Zhou Dynasty, from the collection of Shanghai Museum [Photo/Official WeChat account of Shanghai Museum]

With few records found in recorded history, the State of E, a state under the Western Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-771 BC), remains mysterious to most people. But we can get a sneak peek of this ancient state by visiting an ongoing exhibition on its treasured bronzes at Shanghai Museum, which will run until Jan 16, 2022.

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