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Eternal Offerings

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota

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Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Demonstrating a continuing commitment to the study of Asian Art, the museum presents a new exhibition showcasing nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). The works on display reveal the evolution of bronzes in Chinese society. The exhibition highlights the many uses of these objects including their role in ancestral rites, as symbols of power, and as luxury items and art objects. ‘Eternal Offerings’ also demonstrates the significant role of inscriptions on bronzes, especially in the later Western Zhou dynasty. Find out more about the ‘Eternal Offerings’ exhibition from the Ringling Museum of Art’s website.

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Fangjia Wine vessel, late Shang dynasty (c.1300-1046 BCE), bronze. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Fangjia Wine vessel, late Shang dynasty (c.1300-1046 BCE), bronze. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Yongzhong Ceremonial Bell, 6th-5th century BCE, bronze. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Yongzhong Ceremonial Bell, 6th-5th century BCE, bronze. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Kneeling figure, 4th century BCE, bronze. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Kneeling figure, 4th century BCE, bronze. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Bronze you wine vessel, 12th-11th century BCE. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Bronze you wine vessel, 12th-11th century BCE. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Standing Figure, 5th-4th century BCE, bronze with gold inlay. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Standing Figure, 5th-4th century BCE, bronze with gold inlay. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art

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