Bronzes of Ancient China
Lecture no. 23 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Move east to the Shang and Chou dynasties in ancient China, where bronze vessels cast with astonishing technical skill and artistry are the defining artifact. Excavated in 1976, the royal tomb of Fu Hao revealed a trove of precious bronze vessels, which would have been used in ancestor worship, for ceremonial meals, and to support the authority of kings.