Mainly refers to the pre-Qin period produced copper-tin alloy objects, referred to as “bronze.” Including a cooking device, food, wine, water heaters, musical instruments, traveling jewelry, bronze sculpture mirrors, hook, weapons, tools and measuring instruments, etc. Popular in the late Neolithic to the Han Dynasty, the most beautiful objects in the Shang and Zhou. Initially there is the small tools or accessories. The beginning of the summer generation of bronze vessels and weapons. Commercial medium, bronze varieties have been very rich, and the emergence of the inscriptions and fine patterns. Late to early Western Zhou business is the development of bronze heyday-type variety, vigorous dignified, inscriptions gradually lengthened, patterns harassment Wealthy. Subsequently, the matrix began to thin bronze, decoration gradually simplified. The late Spring and Autumn Warring States period, due to promote the use of iron, copper tools less and less. Qin and Han dynasties, porcelain and lacquerware along with access to daily life, reduced copper container species, simply decorated, mostly plain, thin matrix and more. Ancient Chinese bronze, is our ancestor’s great contribution to human material, although archaeological data from the current point of view, the emergence of China’s bronze, later than some other parts of the world, but on the scale of the use of bronze casting process , plastic arts and variety, no place in the world of ancient Chinese bronzes and bronze can be compared. This is the ancient Chinese bronzes in the world, occupies a unique position in art history and has caused widespread attention to one of the reasons.
China bronze is not only quantity, but also form a rich variety. With wine, food control, water control, musical instruments, weapons, agricultural implements and tools, traveling devices, appliances, money, seals, and so on. Have a single class in wine MG. Angle, goblet, jade cup with ears, respect, pots, wine container, square Yi, Gong, jar, He, spoon, cut more than twenty kinds of devices and each device planted in every age presents a different style, the same age species of the same device is also colorful patterns, and different parts of bronze are also different, as if the blossom, colorful, and thus make the bronze with a high ornamental value. From the perspective of cultural identification, will increase the difficulty of identification, identification is difficult, in turn, makes fun of appreciation of richer, more attractive china bronze sculpture.
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