IMG_0972

IMG_0972

Bronze cowry container with 35 figurines of sacrifice on lid. A gilded female in palanquin is escorted by horsemen and servants. A kneeling female holds a parasol. Two men and a woman use a shovel and sowing tools in a planting ritual. Found in Tomb #69, Lijiashan, Jiangchuan, Yunnan, China. Western Han, 206 BC – 9 AD. Lijiashan Museum of Bronzes, Jiangchuan. Special exhibit: Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220). Metropolitan Museum, New York, New York, USA. Copyright 2017, James A. Glazier

Posted by jaglazier on 2017-05-13 21:45:06

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