Epitomizing China's ancient civilization and rich culture heritage, bronze artifacts have been treasured items ever since the time of the Shang and Zhou dynasties. Ritual bronzes served as ceremonial offerings to ancestors, as banquet utensils, and occasionally as formal gifts. Members of China's nobility possessed sets of bronzes, the sizes and types of which conveyed the social status of their owners.
|Call No.||:||NK7902.5.C4 S5 1990|
|Page||:||52 p. : ill. ; 28.5 cm.|