Ancient human civilization went through three stages: the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages. The Bronze Age features the wide application of bronzes. Many areas— Western Asia, Europe, the South Asian Subcontinent, and Eastern Asia—had undergone this period. Chinese Bronze Age extended three periods: dynasties of the Xia (c. 21-16 BCE), Shang (c. 16-11 BCE), and Zhou (c.11-221 BCE). Though dated later than Western and Southern Asia, Chinese bronzes enjoyed distinctive features. Bronzes, with tin and lead as major alloying elements, mainly served as ritual vessels which symbolize the status, power, and hierarchy.
Wisdom in Casting Tripods and Fusing Metals demonstrates the mining remains and bronze antiques excavated in Hubei Province in the Shang and Zhou, introduces the techniques and wisdom of ancient Chinese people in casting tripods and fusing metals, and crystallizes the evolution of Chinese bronze civilization and features of the ritual and music cultures in the pre-Qin period.
Graded Objects: 300 Pieces(Set)
Availability: 03 Jul 2016--03 Jul 2017