Free Bronze Essays and Papers

Satisfactory Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Powerful Essays
Best Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Bronze and the Shang Dynasty A societies use of the materials surrounding them is imperative to their success as a prominent civilization. The reign of the Shang dynasty roughly began around c1600- c1050bc, during this time the middle class artisans devoted much of their time to perfecting bronze work for ritualistic purposes as well as military basis; while the Shang kings and nobles held positions of high power and prestige over the common day labourer. The kings were thought as having a special

    • 1327 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    The Benin Bronzes

    • 1669 Words
    • 4 Pages
    • 2 Works Cited

    regard to the Benin people, who had a society based on the succession of the King or 'Oba', a Royal Family and Nobility. The essay will finally suggest that Benin’s increase in wealth following the arrival of the Portuguese led to a resurgence in bronze sculptures and the introduction of a new form, the rectilinear plaque. The plaque under consideration, is of a forward facing man, with an aquiline nose, thin lips, neatly trimmed beard, wearing a sun hat with flaps and looking intently at the

    • 1669 Words
    • 4 Pages
    • 2 Works Cited
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Bronze Age

    • 1522 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Stepping into a museum, large or small, locating in east or west countries, as long as it exhibits ancient Asian artworks, one can hardly not find bronzes placed in the most prominent spot, shone by a beam of cold white light. Bronze Age is not as lackluster or icy-cold as this dark metallic alloy shown to us ostensibly; instead, it was full of creativity and innovation. It is amazing but not surprising that ancient Chinese are considered one of the most intelligent group of human-being, produced

    • 1522 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    The Late Bronze Age

    • 750 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Trade and Phoenician Development in the Late Bronze Age Little is known about the Phoenician way of life other than the fact that they were a society founded on trade with other, larger nations. These people made use of their natural resources to establish trade with such nations as Egypt and Assyria. The geographical locations of the Phoenician city-states were also advantageous to their role as a trading state. Located on the east coast of the Mediterranean, where Israel lies today, the Phoenicians

    • 750 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Best Essays

    Collapse of Bronze Age Greece

    • 1969 Words
    • 4 Pages
    • 7 Works Cited

    The Bronze Age in Greece was a period of time in which their civilization flourished. They were a main power at the time and seemed to have everything they wanted in the palm of their hands. Many other civilizations have a period of time also known as the Bronze Age, however, the bronze age of Greece is widely known to be the most prolific and dominant in history. The Greece Bronze Age is estimated to have lasted from between 8th to 6th century BC to about 146BC. Nobody knows for sure the exact

    • 1969 Words
    • 4 Pages
    • 7 Works Cited
    Best Essays
  • Good Essays

    The bronze Zodiac Beaker, placed in the Norton Simon Museum, was made in 1332, in East Java, a province of Indonesia. The beaker requires the viewer to walk completely around the object in order to observe and identify the different details of the piece. The size, flat bottom design, and the material the beaker is made of makes this piece a functional object. The large size of the Zodiac Beaker suggests that this piece was a functional object in the past. The space within the beaker indicates that

    • 690 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Monumental Architecture in Bronze Age Egypt and Crete The significance of monumental architecture lies not only in the function it is built to serve but also in the cultural values it represents. Monumental architecture is aesthetic as well as functional, and in its aesthetic aspects it is a form of cultural expression. In Bronze Age Mediterranean civilizations, the development of monumental architecture was influenced primarily by the political structure of the state. Perhaps the most disparate

    • 1563 Words
    • 4 Pages
    • 6 Works Cited
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Knossos and Mycenae As the name suggests the Bronze Age is a period of human culture, in which civilizations heavily used copper and bronze for various aspects of life and trading. The beginning of the Bronze Age is estimated to date before 3000 BCE in parts of Med. Europe, Middle East and China. Knossos and Mycenae are both archeological sites, and date back to the Bronze Age. Knossos was the capital of the ancient Minoan civilization; located on the island of Crete. Mycenae was a massive fortified

    • 604 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Burials are one of the main sources of knowledge concerning the Early Bronze Age. The most common practice during this time was placing several generations of one family in the same cave or tomb with a variety of offerings, such as pottery vessels, jewelry, and metal objects. In most cases, skeletal remains were found disarticulated with the skulls separated from the bodies. For example, at Tell Asawir bones were packed in pottery jars; at Azor there is some evidence of cremation; and at Jericho

    • 748 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    The ornamental daggers of the late bronze age found in the shaft graves at Mycenae, that date between 1550, and 1500 B.C. were made by Cretans for the mainland market. Even though these daggers were made in Crete none have ever been found there. Some other places where similar daggers have been found are the island of Thera, Vapheio, Pylos, and the Argire Heraeum. This shows that there was trade among all of those places during the time period that the daggers were made. Most of the daggers were

    • 1244 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Better Essays

    World a piece titled Bronze ewer inlaid with silver (Inv. No. LNS 118M), also called Khorassan Silver Inlaid Bronze Jug, was made in March – April 1205. As you look at the ewer, if you don’t know what an ewer is, you obliviously release it as just a jug like it says in the other title, Khorassan Silver Inlaid Bronze Jug. The ewer is about 9¼ in. (23.1cm.) high. Like the title says, the ewer is bronze and inlaid with silver. It looks very old because you can see that most of the bronze has turned green

    • 928 Words
    • 2 Pages
    • 2 Works Cited
    Better Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    The Blah of Blah

    • 579 Words
    • 2 Pages

    6-pounder bronze field gun, Model of 1835. Total length, 65.6 inches; weight, 740 pounds; total production, 57 by Cyrus Alger and N.P. Ames; known survivors, 19. This slimmer version of the later Model of 1841 represents the return to bronze as the preferred material for fieldpieces. 6-pounder iron field gun, Model of 1836. Total length, 65.6 inches; weight, 785 pounds; total production, 13 by Alger; known survivors, 3. Identical in design to the bronze Model of 1835 above. 6-pounder bronze field

    • 579 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    (priest of Troy). Early first century, marble. -     Priest of Troy being punished by the Gods for warning against accepting horse from the Greeks. Sea serpents attacked him and his sons. Beautiful anatomy. Bronze Bronzes are made by making two molds (one larger than the other), pouring melted bronze in...

    • 501 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Donatellos David

    • 1440 Words
    • 3 Pages
    • 5 Works Cited

    of the Italian Renaissance. His innovations impacted many artists of his time, and set the standard for centuries of sculptors to follow. Donatello’s style is clearly defined and easily recognized in nearly all of his pieces. An exception is the bronze, David, dated 1425-1430. David strays from the traditional style of Donatello with reference to style, form, and medium. Historians speculate on the reasons for this breakthrough with regards to Donatello’s philosophies and life experiences, questioning

    • 1440 Words
    • 3 Pages
    • 5 Works Cited
    Better Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Copper History

    • 1992 Words
    • 4 Pages

    continues to be an important metal because it contains a sizeable variation of desirable characteristics by which it can be used within many fields, as seen throughout history. If copper isn’t fully suited to the purpose it can be made into alloys such as bronze, cupronickel and brass which, depending on the ratios, different characteristics can be introduced/ utilized from the combined metals. These three alloys all contain a majority of copper, but the ratios at which metals are combined can be different

    • 1992 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Copper

    • 680 Words
    • 2 Pages

    by people living along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. In 6000 B.C, Egyptians learned how to hammer copper into things they wanted. Around 3500 B.C, People first learned how to melt copper with tin to make bronze. So the period between 3000 B.C and 1100 B.C became known as the bronze age. Today, some of the leading states of the copper industry are Arizona with 747,000 short tons, Utah with 187,000 short tons, New Mexico with 161,000 short tons. Some other leading countries are Chile with

    • 680 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    and did a few works for him. First, the colossal bronze bust of his Excellency; secondly, a restoration of the Ganymede in marble which cost a great deal of difficulty; and thirdly, the Medusa head cast in bronze. Succeeding well with Medusa, Cellini wanted to start on a cast of Perseus holding the head of Medusa (Cellini 410). Cellini made the wax model which came out beautifully, but I was questionable to whether it would come out in bronze as did the Medusa. Apparently the Duke agreed with

    • 1568 Words
    • 4 Pages
    • 4 Works Cited
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Donatello

    • 650 Words
    • 2 Pages

    the greatest sculptors of all time and the founder of modern sculpture. Donatello was born in Florence, the son of a wool comber. When he was 17 years old, he assisted the noted sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti in constructing and decorating the famous bronze doors of the baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence. Later, Donatello was also an associate of the noted architect Filippo Brunelleschi, with whom he reputedly visited Rome in order to study the monuments of antiquity. Donatello's career may be divided

    • 650 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    History of Ancient China

    • 3942 Words
    • 8 Pages
    • 11 Works Cited

    some species of alligators and salamanders, water deer, giant pandas, apes, bears, leopards, wild horses, and birds of all types. Ancient China did have mineral resources. The most common and used were tin and copper, to make bronze. Chinese worked very well with bronze. Also iron was very important. Jade was more precious than gold for the Chinese. GOVERNMENT China’s government was ruled by an emperor (king). The king had to do a very good job, and his people would have to like his work and

    • 3942 Words
    • 8 Pages
    • 11 Works Cited
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Lorenzo Ghiberti

    • 617 Words
    • 2 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited

    him create his greatest piece of work, “The Gates of Paradise.” ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS Ghiberti’s big break came when he went back to Florence in 1401 after hearing that a competition was being held for the commision to make a pair of bronze doors for the Baptistery of the cathedral in Florence. He beat Filippo Brunelleschi and Jacopo dellla Quercia, as well as four other artists, to win the commision. He spent more than 20 years to make the doors, but during that time he trained students

    • 617 Words
    • 2 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Satisfactory Essays