Bronze Beasts

Compton Verney has an amazing collection of ancient Chinese bronzes, superbly displayed.   Video about them.  Here are some details, showing the wonderful colours and designs.

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Shanghai Museum is heaven for bronze-lovers.

Me and the famous Da Ke ding (western Zhou)
Dragon  drum stand (Spring & Autumn period)

This drum stand was fabulous!  I sketched it to help me understand how the multiple dragons interlinked.

My sketch of the dragon drum stand

Introduction to the different shapes of bronzes.