Gui Vessel from Ancient China

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 October 2016

China's bronze-casting traditions can be traced back to about 2000 BCE. Elaborate bronze vessels were made for ritual and ceremonial use, often to make offerings to ancestors. The materials and technology of this long-standing tradition were adapted to make the earliest East Asian coins. Cast-bronze alcohol vessel, Late Shang Dynasty, circa 1200-1050 BCE. From Henan Province, China. Bequeathed by Henry J. Oppenheim. (The British Museum, London).



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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