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Chinese bronzes: Sacral vessel in the shape of a rhinoceros, Shang dynasty

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dc.contributor.authorConsten, Eleanor von Erdberg
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialChina
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T03:12:22Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T03:12:22Z
dc.date.created1958
dc.identifierANUA 682-5021
dc.identifier.otherC-224
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/208105
dc.descriptionThis bronze vessel is in the shape of a rhinoceros and is a most unusual example. According to Chinese texts it is said to have been found in 1843 in Shou-chang Shantung, and was thought to have been in the possession of ancestors of Confucius. It bears an inscription of 27 character which dates it in the reign period of the last Shang ruler. -- 36 x 21 cm.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectmetalwork
dc.subjectbronze
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleChinese bronzes: Sacral vessel in the shape of a rhinoceros, Shang dynasty
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Eleanor von Erdberg Consten, Das alte China (Ancient China), Berlin, Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft, 1958, Plate 34
dc.date.updated2020-08-24T03:12:21Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2173
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
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