Bronze house model a testimony to ancient Yue people’s life

Updated: May 15, 2023 www.chinaservicesinfo.com Print
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The Zhejiang Museum’s permanent collection boasts a unique bronze miniature house, the only one of its kind among discovered bronze ware predating the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC).

In the shade cast through the lattice window, four musicians and two observers – all in a kneeling position – are engaging in a musical performance. A house in such a style was likely used as a shrine for worshiping in ancient times.

The architectural style, decorative patterns, and hairstyles of the human figures are believed to exemplify the ancient Yue culture that thrived in Zhejiang. 

A miniature bronze house featuring a band and observers, believed to be a model of an ancient shrine for worshiping. [Photo/Official WeChat account of the Zhenjiang Museum]

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