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Scientific Research on Ancient Asian Metallurgy

Proceedings of the Fifth Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art

Publisher: Archetype Publications with the Freer Gallery of Art
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-904982-72-2


Reflections On R.J. Gettens And The Technical Study Of Chinese Bronzes

A Chemist Under a Spell: Rutherford John Getten’s Early Encounters with Chinese Bronzes
Francesca G. Bewer

The Making of Volume 2 of the Freer Chinese Bronze Book
W.T. Chase

Theories and Observations: Still Looking at the Freer Bronzes
Robert Bagley

Chinese Bronzes

Recent Research on Early Bronze Metallurgy in Northwest China
MEI Jianjum, XU Jianwei, CHEN Kunlong, SHEN lu, and WANG Hui

Recent Discoveries Concerning Metallurgy in Bronze Age Yunnan
JIN Zhengyao, LI Gong, WANG Haigang, TIAN Jianhua, YAN Lifeng, and JIANG Zhilong

Some Decorative Techniques and Corrosion and Chinese Bronze Mirrors in the Cotsen Collection
David A. SCOTT

Technical Studies of the Three Gui Vessels of the Early Western Zhou Period in the British Museum Colleciton
WANG Quanyu

An Enlightened Journey: Transitions in Casting of Chinese Buddhist Images

Southeast Asian Bronzes

Looking East: The Coming of Tin Bronzes in the Context of Bronze Age Trans-Eurasian Exchange—An Overview
Vincent C. PIGOTT

The High-Tin Bronzes of Thailand

A Flux that Binds? The Southeast Asian Lead Isotope Project
Thomas Oliver PRYCE

Khmer Bronze Metallurgy during the Angkorian Period (Twelfth to Thirteenth Centuries): Technical Investigation of a New Selected Corpus of Artifacts from the National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh

Casting of Ancient Drums in North Vietnam

West Asian Copper Alloys

Tin Millenia of Metallurg in Western Asia

Copper-Zinc Alloys at Nuzi: Dilemmas from an Early Excavation
Katherine EREMIN, Susanna KIRK, Andrew SHORTLAND, and Megan RICHTERS

Reconstructing Ancient Technologies: Chalcolithic Period in the Southern Caucuses: Insight through Recent Discoveries at Mentesh-Tepe, Azerbaijan
Antoine COURCIER, Bertille LYONNET and Farhad GULIYEV

The Casting Techniques of Antique South Arabian Large Bronze Statues
Benoît MILLE

Medieval Islamic Copper Alloys
Susan LA NIECE, Rachel WARD, Duncan HOOK, and Paul CRADDOCK


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