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Shang Bronzes: Sacrificial vessel, end of second millennium BC

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Title: Shang Bronzes: Sacrificial vessel, end of second millennium BC
Author(s): Speiser, Werner
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: China
metalwork
bronze
book scan
Description: Presumably from Anyang, the capital of the later Shang dynasty. The body shows two perfectly symmetrical owls, the symbol of the sun, air and spirit, side by side, with the snake, symbol of the earth-demon, close by. -- h: 7" (Mr. S. Kawai, Kyoto).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/208304
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-5214

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