On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
This elaborately inlaid decorative ring most likely adorned the rim of a lacquered vessel. The core materials of the vessel, probably wood, fabric, or woven basketry, are all highly perishable, and the vessel would have disintegrated over the centuries, leaving only the surviving ring.
Bronze, inlaid with silver
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection
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Ring-Shaped Object, 1100-256 B.C.E. Bronze, inlaid with silver, 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection, 77.54.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.54.2a-b_PS4.jpg)
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