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Shang Bronzes: Sacrificial vessel, end of second millennium BC

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dc.contributor.authorSpeiser, Werner
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialChina
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T03:56:05Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T03:56:05Z
dc.date.created1960
dc.identifierANUA 682-5214
dc.identifier.otherC-576
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/208304
dc.descriptionPresumably 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).
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectmetalwork
dc.subjectbronze
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleShang Bronzes: Sacrificial vessel, end of second millennium BC
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Werner Speiser, The Art of China: Spirit and Society, translated by George Lawrence, New York, Crown, 1960, p. 44
dc.date.updated2020-08-24T03:56:05Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2366
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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