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Asian Art 3a. Bronze Age China I

Reading Assignment

Required

  • Lee, pp. 29-41
  • Neave, pp. 131-134

Recommended

Questions

  1. What is taotie? What, in your opinion, does this image have to do with the ritual function of the bronze vessels?
  2. How are the owl-shaped vessel and the beast-swallowing-man vessel similar and different in visual features? (Give 1 similarity and 1 difference.)

Key Works

Tomb of Lady Hao

Tomb Fu Hao YinXu

Yin Ruins, Anyang, Henan, China

Shang dynasty, c. 1200 BCE

Owl-shaped wine vessel

Fuhao bat

Bronze; h. 18 1/4″ (46.3cm)

Tomb 5 (Lady Hao), Yin Ruins, Anyang, Henan, China

Shang dynasty, c. 1200 BCE

Institute of Archaeology, CASS, Beijing

Wine vessel in form of beast swallowing man

Bronze; h. 12 7/8″ (32.7cm)

China

Shang dynasty, c. 11th cent. BCE

Sen’oku Hakuko Kan (Sumitomo Collection), Kyoto

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