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Bronze Money Tree
NU60222-0
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The money tree is composed of two parts, a stone base and a bronze tree. The tree branches are pointing to the four directions. They are always decorated with coins, openwork designs or miniature animals. This example on display includes hunting and entertainment scenes on its base. On the tree branches are depictions of coins, hunters, and mythical beasts.

History of the Object
The money tree is a form of bronze burial ware. It is usually found in Eastern Han (25 – 220) tombs in southwest China. It expresses a desire to gain immortality and to live with everlasting happiness and riches.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Bronze & ceramic 
Measurements
Width 50 cm Height 90 cm  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 1st century ~ AD 3rd century 
Creation date
1st - 3rd Century; Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 220) 
Function
Burial ware 
Acquisition
Purchased by University Art Museum (NUS Museum) in January 1996 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
NUS Museum, NUS Centre For the Arts 
Museum
Virtual Museum of the Chinese masterpieces 
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