Bronze vessel from Shang China

For the classroom

The Shang dynasty zun


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Detail of the taotie mask decoration


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Group of bronze ritual vessels


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Porcelain gu


A porcelain vessel from the 19th century in the shape of a Bronze Age gu.

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Outside the classroom

Following are links to some museums around the UK which have displays of objects from the Chinese Bronze Age.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Source: vam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.vam.ac.uk

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Source: comptonverney.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.comptonverney.org.uk

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Source: fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org

National Museums of Scotland

Source: nms.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.nms.ac.uk

The Oriental Museum Durham

Source: dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum

Visit the site http://www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Bronze vessel from Shang China