Thursday, August 2, 2018

How to Create A Bronze Shang Vessel: Awesome Interactive

How the Shang Dynasty , which began around 2000BCE, develop bronze vases.

Here's an awesome interactive from the Princeton University Art Museum that shows how artisans made  these Shang vases.

Click "start the process" and you can begin decorating the vase with a special carving tool. Next, you get to make a clay mold and fire it in the kiln. The process continues until you pour molten bronze into the mold.

Thanks to to David Korfhage for tweeting the link.

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