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Unformatted text preview: design covered the whole vessel. Ambiguity in meaning. ← ← Consistent stylistic element of Shang bronzes ← 1)combination of many animals in one form ← 2)metamorphosis of one animal into anther ← 3( desire to cover entire vessel with a complex design ← 4)tendency toward sculptural forms ← 5) symmetry ← ← Standing figure, Snaxingdui c.1200-1000 BCE ← ← Size, large hands impressive. Was probably holding a tusk. (large head hands suggest religion like all the others.) sharply defined chin echoed by the horizontal line of the clothing. Very elaborate outfit. decoration is dragons and other abstract design. Someone who has a status in society. ← ← No human in shang, but emphasis on human figure in sanxingdui. 24/10/2007 11:04:00 ← 24/10/2007 11:04:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 05/22/2008 for the course ART 105 taught by Professor Artdepartment during the Spring '08 term at Vassar.
- Spring '08