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The Zhuwajie Bronzes

The Zhuwajie Bronzes © Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 THE ZHUWAJIE BRONZES BY SUN HUA 孫華 (Peking University) Translated by Adam Smith, with the assistance of Mark Pittner Abstract For the first half of the first millennium Bc, the most notable find of elite artifacts in the Chengdu Plain is a pair of hoards of bronzes found at Zhuwajie in Pengxian (now Pengzhou City) in 1959 and 1980. The present paper is a comprehensive study exam- ining and discussing the circumstances and the date of the burials, the styles and the dates of the bronzes, and their casting technology and likely place of manufacture. It also situates the Zhuwajie bronzes in the context of the bronze cultures in the Chengdu Plain as well as the general historical background of the Western Zhou period. Since the successive discoveries, in 1959 and 1980, of two assemblages of bronzes at Zhuwajie 竹瓦街 in Pengzhou 彭州 (formerly Pengxian 彭縣 County), Sichuan 四川 Province (Wang Jiayou 1961; Sichuan Sheng Bowuguan and Pengxian Wenhuaguan 1981), the bronze objects themselves and the site where they were discovered have both attracted scholarly attention. Researchers have discussed such questions as the date of the bronzes, the date of their http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of East Asian Archaeology Brill

The Zhuwajie Bronzes

Journal of East Asian Archaeology , Volume 5 (1): 277 – Jan 1, 2003

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Brill
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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1387-6813
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1568-5233
DOI
10.1163/156852303776173033
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© Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 THE ZHUWAJIE BRONZES BY SUN HUA 孫華 (Peking University) Translated by Adam Smith, with the assistance of Mark Pittner Abstract For the first half of the first millennium Bc, the most notable find of elite artifacts in the Chengdu Plain is a pair of hoards of bronzes found at Zhuwajie in Pengxian (now Pengzhou City) in 1959 and 1980. The present paper is a comprehensive study exam- ining and discussing the circumstances and the date of the burials, the styles and the dates of the bronzes, and their casting technology and likely place of manufacture. It also situates the Zhuwajie bronzes in the context of the bronze cultures in the Chengdu Plain as well as the general historical background of the Western Zhou period. Since the successive discoveries, in 1959 and 1980, of two assemblages of bronzes at Zhuwajie 竹瓦街 in Pengzhou 彭州 (formerly Pengxian 彭縣 County), Sichuan 四川 Province (Wang Jiayou 1961; Sichuan Sheng Bowuguan and Pengxian Wenhuaguan 1981), the bronze objects themselves and the site where they were discovered have both attracted scholarly attention. Researchers have discussed such questions as the date of the bronzes, the date of their

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Published: Jan 1, 2003

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