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Bronze Jin with cloud design

Spring and Autumn Period 770-476B.C.

Unearthed at Xichuan,Henan

Height: 28.8cm

Length: 103cm

Width: 46cm

Jin is a table for wine vessels.Its body has several layers of cloud-shaped relief decorationssupported by bronze stalks of various sizes, with twelvedragon-shaped animals climbing around and another twelve staying atthe bottom as legs of the Jin. Of all the bronze objects cast byusing the lost wax casting technique unearthed in China, this oneis the earliest. The exquisite and complex craftsmanship of thisJin reached an amazingly high level.