Detail View: National Palace English: Gilt animal-footed Zun with landscape scenes

Work ID: 
M01B00001
Title: 
Gilt animal-footed Zun with landscape scenes
Creation Date: 
Eastern Han Dynasty
Start Year Date: 
A.D.25
End Year Date: 
A.D.220
Dynasty: 
15 Eastern Han (A.D.25~220)
Creation Place: 
China
Measurements: 
Height: 19.6 cm; Weight: 2.89kg
Material: 
Gilt bronze
Form: 
Zun (wine vessel)
Type: 
Bronzes
Repository: 
The National Palace Museum, Taipei
Description: 
This vessel has a simple shape with three animal feet. What is more worth noting are themes depicted on it. The lid and the vessel create an integrated relief that depict mountains overlapping one another. Within the relief of mountain ranges are the reliefs of people, birds and animals, all of which reflect the liveliness of natural landscape as described by Han artisans. This vessel is in gilt-bronze, and due to the irregularity of the surface which has made the gilding process more difficult, much of the gilding has fallen off.
ImageV ID: 
M01B00001AS011
Rights: 
Lee & Lee Communications