Treasures from the Bronze Age of China: An Exhibition from the People's Republic of China
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff, Treasures from the Bronze Age of China
Metropolitan Museum of Art : Ballantine Books, 1980 - Art - 192 pages
Describes and interprets the spectacular works of art presented in the exhibition lent to 5 American museums by China. Not only describes some of the most important recent archaeological discoveries in China, but provides information about 1500 year Chinese.
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