Henan Provincial Museum ed: HANDAI DIE ZHU: WENXIAN HONGFANYAO DE FAJUE HE YANJIU. (Han Dynasty Piled Casting: The Excavation of, and Research into, the Hongfan Foundry in Wenxian). Beijing, 1978. 2, 42 pp. text and 12 pp. b/w plates. Numerous b/w text drawings. 26x18 cm. Paper.
A very interesting account of the excavations at the remains of the Han dynasty Hongfan Foundry at Wenxian in Henan province. Of especial note were the finds of piled casting moulds for coins and other small bronze pieces. These moulds were stacked on top of each other to maximise the usage of the foundry kiln on each firing. With numerous text drawings clarifying the use of the excavated artefacts. In Chinese.
Subjects: Bronzes Archaeology
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 265 in printed List 187.
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