Other Bronze in National Palace Museum, part3
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of other bronze artifacts from the Song dynasty! This collection includes a variety of fascinating pieces, such as a Shakyamuni Buddha statue, a Ting Vessel with Inscription of the Zhenghe period, a P'an with Coiled K'uei-dragon Pattern, a Chime-bell set of Zi-fan and a Ting with Coiled Serpent Pattern. Each of these pieces is an important part of Chinese history and provides us with a unique insight into the culture of the time. Come explore these incredible artifacts today!
1. Shakyamuni Buddha
This statue shows the Buddha sitting in the full lotus position on a two-tiered stand. The inner section of the body halo behind the Buddha figure has seven Buddha icons, with U-shaped flames adorning the outer section. The top tier of the stand is a Mt.
2. Ting Vessel with Inscription of the Zhenghe period
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3. P'an with Coiled K'uei-dragon Pattern
Back in ancient times, water vessels were used in ceremonial washing. This gradually became popular during the middle and late Western Zhou period, and flourished even more during the Spring and Autumn period. We know this because of the contents inscribed on some bronze vessels.
4. Chime-bell set of Zi-fan
The Museum purchased 12 pieces of "Zi-fan" chimes in September 1994. By joining the respective inscription on each chime, the Museum was able to put together two sets of chimes - 8 pieces in one set and 4 pieces in the other.
5. Ting with Coiled Serpent Pattern
As the state of Qin began to emerge during the mid Spring and Autumn period, so too did its unique bronze ceremonial vessels. However, it was not until the middle of the Warring States period that these vessels began to strongly resemble those from Wei of San-chin.