Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Shang Bronzes: Sacrificial vessel, end of second millennium BC

This image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.

Download (15.16 MB)

CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Shang Bronzes: Sacrificial vessel, end of second millennium BC
Author(s): Speiser, Werner
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
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).
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-5214


File Description SizeFormat Image
ANUA 682-5214.tif15.16 MBTIFFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator