The Great bronze age of China: An Exhibition from the Peoples Republic of China
ISBN/ASIN: 0870992260,9780870992261 | 1980 | English | pdf | 386/408 pages | 83.8 Mb
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | Author: Wen (edit). Fong | Edition: 1st Edition
Nearly 4,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese made a discovery that would determine the course of their history and culture for two millennia—the alloy of tin and copper known as bronze. Bronze was used for tools and weapons and even musical instruments, but the Great Bronze Age of China has come down to us mainly in the ritual vessels that symbolized power and prestige for Chinas first three dynasties: the Xia, the Shang, and the Zhou.