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Eastern Zhou: 770-256 Spring and Autumn period: ca. 770-450 BCE. Warring States period: ca. 450-221 BCE.
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[52] Assemblage of bronze Bells , from Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng, Sui Xian Hubei, Warring State period, after 433 BCE.
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Archaeological excavations:
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[53] Bo Bell (clapperless), bronze, Late Zhou, h. 26 1/8”
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Bronze vessel sets from a temple deposit, Taiyuan, ca. 5th century BCE. [54] Inlaid Ding , bronze inlaid with gold and silver, Henan, Late Zhou, diam. 7 1/8”.
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Hu vessel , Eastern Zhou (Chu), c. 550 Bronze vessel sets from a temple deposit, Taiyuan, ca. 5th century BCE.
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Zen vessel, Warring State period, Suixian, Hubei, h. 11¾”
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Characteristics of Eastern Zhou ritual bronzes: 1. Vessel types and sets became more important than the (earlier) distinctions based on surface décor. 2. Extensive use of inlays. 3. The use of appendages that augments the 3-dimentionality of the vessel shape and body. 4. Bronzes were items of luxury, while losing ritual significance.
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