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Top Ornaments in shapes of Vermillion Bird and Monster Mask

Unknownca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
Guangzhou, China

Top Ornaments are ornaments on the top bar of the screen. There are five pieces which are made of bronze and plated with gold. Two of them are in the shape of the Vermillion Bird, three of them are in the shape of Monster Masks. On their heads, a circular tube can be found, probably used to hold a feather.

Details

  • Title: Top Ornaments in shapes of Vermillion Bird and Monster Mask
  • Creator Nationality: China
  • Creator Gender: Unknown
  • Creator Death Place: China
  • Creator Birth Place: China
  • Date: ca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.5 x h26.4 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Type: Metal
  • External Link: http://www.gznywmuseum.org/
  • Object type: Screen Ornaments
  • Craftsman: Unknown

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