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Bronze Bo with Design of Four Tigers
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

1. This object is representative of the Bo musical instruments of South China or the State of Yue along the Xiang River Region in Hunan. It belongs to one of the earliest kinds of Bronze Bo in ancient times. 2. It embodies the totemism – tiger totem in South China. The tiger was the most powerful animal roaming in the forests of South China. The presence of the tiger design on bronzes not only connects the mortal world with heaven, but it can also bring blessings and guard against disasters.

History of the Object
Unearthed from Min’an Village, Shaodong County, Hunan Province

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Weight: 13.4 kilogram, Height: 32.5 cm, Thickness: 0.8cm. Width and Length at the Top are: 18.2cm and 12.5cm, Width and Length at the Mouth are: 26.2cm and 20cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Hunan Province, China 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 16th century ~ BCE 11th century 
Creation date
BCE; 16th Century BCE - 11th Century BCE 
Function
Musical instrument used when a sacrifice was performed. 
Acquisition
It was discovered when a farmer was digging and laying the foundation for a house in Min’an Village, Shaodong County, Hunan Province in 1985. Later it was collected by Hunan Provincial Museum. 
Copyright
Hunan Provincial Museum Copyright 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Museum
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Credit line
http://www.hnmuseum.com/hnmuseum/eng 

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