SMM161 - NEW BOOK
Shenzhen Museum ed: FENG BANG JIAN BA: SHANXI YICHENG DAHEKOU MUDI CHUTU XIZHOU BAGUO WENWU ZHENPIN. (Western Zhou Treasures from the Ba Kingdom Excavated at the Dahekou Cemetery at Yicheng in Shanxi Province). Beijing, 2016. 207 pp. Colour plates throughout. 1 colour foldout. 29x22 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Shenzhen Museum in China showing a wonderful and extraordinary selection of very fine ancient Chinese bronzes and other artefacts (mainly small jades) pertaining to the Western Zhou Ba kingdom. The exhibits all come from the Ba kingdom Dahekou cemetery located near Yicheng in China's Shanxi province. The exhibition focuses on the objects found in four major tombs together with a selection of finds from various other tombs in the cemetery. The most amazing bronze is a life-size bird-shaped ewer with a spout and bearing an extensive inscription. All objects illustrated in colour, many in multiple views and well described. A worthy contribution to the literature on this little-known ancient state and its considerable artistic achievements. Text in Chinese.
Subjects: Bronzes Archaeology
Available, as of: 13/02/2017
Was item 62 in printed List 187.
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