Colorado College Logo

  DigitalCC

Use AND (in capitals) to search multiple keywords.
Example: harmonica AND cobos

46 hits

  • Thumbnail for Rhino-Shaped Vessel
    Rhino-Shaped Vessel

    Bronze vessel served as a pouring device, holding wine in its belly. The server would then pour the contents through a small spout in the left jaw. A hinged lid on the back was where the wine was put in, and was made to look like a saddle. The rhino was cast in one piece, and still has traces of gold-inlay cloud patterns. Both a sculptural and functional woek.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view 2
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view 2

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - back view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone - back view

    Back view of inlaid bronze belt hook. Knob for attaching one end of the belt can be seen in the middle, with hook on end for other end of belt.

  • Thumbnail for Mat Weights
    Mat Weights by Anonymous

    Bronze pair of lions.

  • Thumbnail for Court Lady with Bell Skirt
    Court Lady with Bell Skirt by Anonymous

    Terracotta with pigments; mortuary sculpture

  • Thumbnail for Mirror
    Mirror by Anonymous

    Bronze mirror with stylized bat pattern.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook -back view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook -back view

    2"w. Back side of bronze belt hook. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook - side view 2
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - side view 2

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with missing gemstone

    Detail of scrolling pattern on inlaid bronze belt hook. Spot for possible missing gemstone can be seen at center.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay
  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3 1/2" w. Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Chinese Mirror - detail
    Bronze Chinese Mirror - detail

    H: 3/4" W: 5-1/8". Mirror, bronze disc with light green and yellow patina. Obverse: polished; Reveres: decorative outer edge, inscribed inner edge, center boss raised with hole to attach mirror to support; square container of light wood with sliding lid.

  • Thumbnail for Hunting Vase
    Hunting Vase by Anonymous

    Greenglazed earthenware morturary jar

  • Thumbnail for Pair of Equestrian Figures
    Pair of Equestrian Figures by Anonymous

    Earthenware with pigments; mortuary sculpture of two male riders on Chinese-style horses. Elaborate fittings painted on the horses; holes for attachable legs, tails, and ears suggest that parts of the sculpture may have been made of wood.

  • Thumbnail for Jade Rabbit
    Jade Rabbit

    Carved jade rabbit in black mottled with gold.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3" w. The recessed field is centered by a plain pierced knob surrounded by a circle of seal characters alternating with hairspring-like loops and X's in diamonds flanked by rope twist borders over which is an inscribed plate with the inscription "Zhang-zhia zao" ("made by the Zhang family"). The corroded side shown here was once highly polished for viewing one's reflection.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3 1/2". Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob. Image shows heavily corroded mirror side, formerly highly polished for seeing one's reflection.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror (detail)
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror (detail)

    3 1/2" w. Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Dao Coin with ancient script
    Chinese Dao Coin with ancient script

    Dao are early coins made in the shape of weapons, datable to between the first century BCE to the first century CE. Material: cast metal alloy. Size: 11 X 2.2 cm. Contains script that appears to be a descendant of oracle bone script, the earliest form of Chinese writing. This is an example of early coinage that was issued while the economy evolved from a barter to an monetary economy. Bronze knives and bronze spades were common barter items in ancient China, but a bit awkward or hazardous to carry around to trade. Some of China's first coins were made to look like a knife or like a stylized spade, so that people would think of them as money, however they were too thin and fragile to be used for anything but money. The knife coin and the spade coin developed in different areas of China about the same time. This knife coin is called the ""Ming"" after the city where it was made (not the dynasty that was much later).

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Chinese Mirror - reverse side
    Bronze Chinese Mirror - reverse side

    H: 3/4" W: 5-1/8". Mirror, bronze disc with light green and yellow patina. Obverse: polished. Reverse: decorative outer edge, inscribed inner edge, center boss raised with hole to attach mirror to support; square container of light wood with sliding lid.

  • Thumbnail for Archer
    Archer by Anonymous

    Terracotta with pigments; mortuary sculpture.

  • Thumbnail for Mythical Animal
    Mythical Animal by Anonymous

    Terracotta with pigments; mortuary sculpture

  • Thumbnail for Standing Official
    Standing Official by Anonymous

    Bronze mortuary sculpture

  • Thumbnail for Zhao Tomb
    Zhao Tomb

    Wall painting from tomb at Anping in Hebei province, China.

  • Thumbnail for Small pottery spoon
    Small pottery spoon

    This is a small pottery spoon probably covered with copper-green lead-silicate glaze, much of which has chipped off. Such a glaze was common in the Han dynasty for changing color when buried in the earth. It becomes iridescent and silvery. This spoon mouth is bumpy and in some places uneven. The end of the handle seems to have been carved into a design but was worn smooth. This pottery spoon was most likely made during the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD).