Collection Name: Bronze Wares of Western Zhou Dynasty Sihudou Collection Category: Bronze Wares
Collection price: RMB bargaining
Collection Description Displa
Bronze beans are popular for two weeks. They can be used to hold either dried meats, such as cooked meat, or prepared soups, such as soups. In sacrificial occasions, beans are one of the sacrificial utensils and the last utensils to offer sacrificial food to the gods. Meat is removed from the tripod, cut on the figurine case and placed in beans before being worshipped. Beans in oracle bone inscriptions and bronze inscriptions have trumpet-shaped feet and shallow plates on the bottom, which are very close to the real thing.
The earliest bronze beans were found in the Western Zhou Dynasty. Most of the earless bronze beans in the early period. In the Spring and Autumn Period, copper beans with ears on both sides of the bean dish were first seen, while the combination of covers on the bean dish was popular in the Warring States Period. This copper bean from the archaeological Department of Peking University is a typical Warring States style. Its deep abdomen is covered with a circular handle, which is a shallow plate with a low ring foot. After the cover and the disc are buckled, they are flat and spherical and appear rounder. Each side of the plate mouth has a ring ear, and the bottom of the plate is a trumpet-shaped bean handle.
In sacrificial ceremonies, beans are often eaten in even numbers, with a capacity of four liters. Because the shape and capacity are stable and the production is regular, the beans have also evolved into a measuring device, and the word "beans" has also become a unit of capacity (four liters). Later, soybeans were taken as the unit of weight. In the Qin Dynasty, there were half two coins and half twelve bahts. In the Han Dynasty, five baht coins were prevalent. Baht was used as the unit of measurement, while the weight of baht was measured by beans, that is, six beans were used as one baht. This collection has high economic value and collection value.