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[27 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | 9,018 views]
Phoenix Crown: Empresses’ Luxury Headdresses

Phoenix crown is a Chinese traditional headgear for women. It was worn by noblewomen in the Ming Dynasty on ceremonies or official occasions. It is also the traditional headgear for brides. It is adorned with gold dragons, phoenixes made with kingfisher feathers, beaded pheasants, pearls and gemstones.

Phoenix crown was first developed in Tang Dynasty, and has been worn ever since till the Ming Dynasty, with many changes made with time.

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[2 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Guojizibai Pan: Evidence of Successful Enfeoffment of Zhou Dynasty | 1,047 views]
Guojizibai Pan: Evidence of Successful Enfeoffment of Zhou Dynasty

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Name: Guojizibai Pan | 中文名: 虢季子白盘
Dated to: ~816 B.C. | Culture: Western Zhou Dynasty
Unearthed: ~1820-1850A.D. @ Baoji, Shaanxi | Current location: National Museum of China
Dimension: length 137.2cm, width: 86.5cm height 39.5cm
One of three most precious heavy bronze wares from western Zhou Dynasty

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[12 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Big Meng Ding Tripod: Best of Ancient Chinese Calligraphy | 2,039 views]
Big Meng Ding Tripod: Best of Ancient Chinese Calligraphy

Name: Big Meng Ding Tripod | 中文名: 大孟鼎
Dated to: ~1020-996 B.C. | Culture: West Zhou Dynasty
Unearthed: ~1820-1850A.D. @ Mei, Shaanxi | Current location: National Museum of China
Dimension: diameter 78.3cm, height 100.8cm| Weight: 153.3kg
One of the best bronze wares from Zhou dynasty
This bronze ware was cast at the time of King Kang of Zhou. It’s one of the largest bronze wares from Zhou Dynasty. Its sturdy style, artful design, graceful finish, all makes it a precious heritage.
Art of its inscriptions: beautiful calligraphy
Inside the vessel, there are 19 rows, 291 characters of …

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[22 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 3,080 views]
Li Gui: A Bronze Vessel that Recorded History

Name: Li Gui Bronze Vessel | 中文名: 利簋
Dated to: 1046 B.C. | Culture: Early Zhou Dynasty
Unearthed: 1976 @ Lintong, Shaanxi | Current location: National Museum of China
Dimension: Height 28cm x Diameter 22cm | Weight: 7.95kg

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[22 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,452 views]
Simuwu Tetrapod: The King of Bronze Ware

Name: Simuwu Tetrapod | 中文名: 司母戊大方鼎
Dated to: 1,400 – 1,100 B.C. | Culture: late Shang Dynasty, Royal property
Unearthed: [email protected] Anyang, Henan | Current location: National Museum of China
Dimension: Height: 133cm; Mouth length: 110cm; Mouth width: 79cm | Weight: 832.84 kg
The King of Bronze Ware
Weighing almost a TON, Simuwu Tetrapod (or Simuwu Rectangle Ding) is the largest & heaviest bronze ware in the world. It was named after three characters engraved on it: 司母戊. It means “to commemorate my mother Wu”. King Wending of the Shang dynasty created this huge vessel …