Four Shang Bronzes: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Anyang Period of the Shang Dynasty

 
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How can a collection of only four pieces be beneficial to an entire field of scholarship? Would anyone disagree that more information about a subject is a good thing? However, information about the individuals who inhabited a specific society is just as important as generalized information about a culture as a whole. Insight into the life of the individual allows us to see ourselves. Fellowship can be achieved between people separated by time and space. Consisting of a li-ding, a gu, a jue, and a hu, the four vessels reveal social status, personality, and perhaps in two cases, even a name. They are treated separately in order to give each work of art the attention it deserves. They are described and analyzed according to form and detail. And an attempt was made to interpret the inscriptions on two of the vessels. "The Buffalo Collection" does not house examples on the level of those buried with Fu Hao, nor are these the terra-cotta vessels of the lower-classes. Created during the the Anyang Period, these bronze ritual vessels belonged to the middle- and upper-middle classes, who silently and loyally made the bureaucracy function day after day.

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Mrs. Laun received her Master in Arts degree in Art History from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2008. She lectures at SUNY College at Geneseo and the University at Buffalo. She is also the Associate Curator of the Buffalo Religious Arts Center where she continues to pursue her study of visual expressions of faith.

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