National Museum of China: SHANGDAI JIANGNAN: JIANGXI XINGAN DAYANGZHOU CHUTU WENWU JICUI. (The Shang Dynasty in Southern China: Excavated Artefacts from Dayangzhou near Xingan in Jiangxi Province). Beijing, 2006. 375 pp. Colour plates throughout. Colour text illustrations 29x22 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Museum of China in Beijing showing the wonderful finds from the Dayangzhou site at Xingan in Jiangxi province. This Shang period tomb was excavated in 1989 and yielded 1374 artefacts, including 475 bronzes and 754 jade objects. The tomb occupant may have been a local ruler or a member of the ruling family of the Wucheng culture. Whilst many of the artefacts are typically Shang in style, a number exhibit distinctive characteristics that combine the Shang with the regional Wucheng culture. The bronzes are particularly stunning and include numerous ritual vessels. The jades are of very high quality and demonstrate a continuity onwards from the Liangzhu and Longshan cultures. An extremely fine assemblage of objects. Illustrated throughout in colour with many plates showing close-up detail. Eight-page list of exhibits with brief descriptions in English, otherwise the main text with good descriptions and essays is in Chinese. Out-of-print.
Subjects: Archaeology Bronzes
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 505 in printed List 201.
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