The Great Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from the People's Republic of China
By Fong, Wen (editor)
Pp. xv, 386; 121 full color plates, 10 maps, 131 black-and-white illustrations. Publisher’s original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and the front cover, color pictorial dust jacket, sm folio (12.2 x 9.25 inches). This volume contains a full catalogue description of each of the 105 objects which make up The Great Bronze Age of China Exhibition. The volume also contains four long essays by leading Chinese and American scholars on Chinese Bronze Age culture, art, and technology. The forward is by Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Chinese Bronze age began in Xia dynasty (2205 to 1760 BC) and came to full flower in Shang dynasty (1700 to 1030 BC) and Zhou dynasty (1031 to 256 BC). It lingered into the Qin (221 to 206 BC) and Han dynasties. No ownership marks and no signs of use.
|Publisher||The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.|
|Publisher Place||New York|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.|