Changsha Museum Exhibition: Rites and Music of Vassal States during 7.26-10.8 for Free Admission!

Updated:2017-07-25 12:01:30


  During July 26-October 8, 2017 in Changsha Museum, 280 pieces of bronze wares of Zhou Dynasty will be exhibited for free admission to present the ancient Chinese bronze culture and ritual civilization three thousand years ago.


  These exhibited bronze wares of the Zeng and E State of Zhou Dynasty were unearthed in Suizhou City, Hubei Province. The best of best exhibits include: sister Chime-bells of that unearthed from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of the Zeng State; Nine-Ding & Eight-Gui.


  Sister Chime-bells of that unearthed from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of the Zeng State:

  The chime-bells, composed of 36 suites can play most Chinese and western music in the ancient and modern times. Its wide tonal range is comparable with piano. Besides the chime-bells from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of the Zeng State, it is the largest chime-bells exhibited in China so far. The chime-bells has been also exhibited all over the world on behalf of the ancient Chinese cultural ambassador.


  Nine-Ding & Eight-Gui: Ding, an ancient cooking vessel, is used to consecrate sacrificed flesh; Gui, a round-mouthed food vessel with two or four loop handles, is used to consecrate food and grains. Since bronze wares symbolize status and position in the ancient Zhou Dynasty, the number of Ding & Gui has a special significance in strict rules. Nine-Ding & Eight-Gui exhibited were unearthed from tombs of marquis.


Wine Vessel from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of the Zeng State: Wine in the vessel can be cooled or heated by placing ice or carbon in the plate.  


扉棱提梁卣(A typical wine vessel decorated in peculiar patterns of Zhou Dynasty)