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A Window to Eastern Chou: Eastern Chou Relics Excavated from Honan

  • UpdateTime:2019-10-01

A Window to Eastern Chou: Eastern Chou Relics Excavated from Honan

Date: 2019/05/15 ~ 2022/02/02
Venue: Museum of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
(No.130, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City 11529, Taiwan (R.O.C.))

Opening hours Wed., Sat., and Sun. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This exhibition is divided into three sections, starting from the Honan relics in National Museum of History’s collection, which include monumental bronzes of Li-chia-lou and Liu-li-ko. The second and third sections introduce objects from the Institute of History and Philology’s excavations at Liu-li-ko Tomb M60 and Shan-piao-chen Tomb M1; the whole sets of artifacts from each tomb are on display. Through this exhibition, one may observe the upper class material culture in the Central Plain during the Eastern Chou period, and the transition of artifact styles from the mid Spring and Autumn to the early Warring States. In particular, bronzes of the Chin State, ranging from ambiguity and being lost features of Liu-li-ko relics to confidence and aggression of Shan-piao-chen artifacts manufactured by Hsin-t’ien (capital of the Chin) workshops, reflect the proactive spirit of Chin people in prosperous economy after around one century’s development in Hsin-t'ien since the capital relocation in 575 BCE. We name this art characteristic the “Hsin-t’ien manner.”