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The Story Behind the Ancient Works in the Magnificent Ritual Bronzes Auction

Watch Dr. Tao Wang, Senior Vice President and Head of the Chinese Works of Art department, as he discusses the function and the taotie decorative motifs of ritual bronzes from the collection of Julius Eberhardt, featured in the sale of Magnificent Ritual Bronzes. Dr. Wang explains how ritual bronze vessels – including the Zuo Bao Yi Gui, a two handled bronze vessel – were used for ancestor veneration during the Chinese Bronze Age.

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