Ancient Chinese Bronzes

준이종정도

late 1800s
Each panel: 147.3 x 34.5 cm (58 x 13 9/16 in.); Overall framed: 224.9 x 493.2 cm (88 9/16 x 194 3/16 in.)
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The written text that accompanies each bronze vessel depicted in this embroidered screen expresses the idea of evoking good fortune and wishing for many children.

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This embroidered folding screen depicts a set of bronze vessels. While the subject of bronze vessels is part of mainstream male elite culture, which centered on ancestral rituals, the written text that accompanies each bronze vessel expresses the idea of evoking good fortune and wishing for many children. The is perhaps related to the idea that those who diligently perform rituals for the spirit of ancestors could have all their aspirations realized.
Ancient Chinese Bronzes

Ancient Chinese Bronzes

late 1800s

Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

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