Seated Bear Mat WeightHan Dynasty
206 BCE - 200 CE
3 1/4 in. x 3 in. x 5 1/2 in. (8.26 cm x 7.62 cm x 13.97 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 103.46
Other Number(s): 2007.3.11 (Later Renumbering)
Geography: Asia, China
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures; Bronzes
Collection: Helen B. Chapin '15 Collection
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- Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
- Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
- bronzes - Collectively, the class of sculptures, containers, or other objects executed in bronze, especially artifacts or works considered to be art. When possible, use the material term "bronze (metal)" plus a more specific object name, such as "bronze" + "figurines" or "bronze" + "bowl."
- Chinese - The cultures, styles, and periods characteristic of China. To specifically refer to the cultures of ancient Chine, use "Ancient Chinese."
- Han - Refers to the culture, style, and period associated with the Han dynasty in China from 206 BCE-200 CE. Following the fall of the Qin dyansty in 221 BCE, civil war raged until Liu Bang, posthumously known as Gaodi, became the first Han emperor. Han was one of the golden ages in Chinese cultural history. The major art produced during this period includes glazed earthenware and bronze vessels, funerary objects such as house models, figurines of people and animals, and painted brick tomb markers.
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- sculpture - Three-dimensional works of art in which images and forms are produced in relief, in intaglio, or in the round. The term refers particularly to art works created by carving or engraving a hard material, by molding or casting a malleable material (which usually then hardens), or by assembling parts to create a three-dimensional object. It is typically used to refer to large or medium-sized objects made of stone, wood, bronze, or another metal. Small objects are typically referred to as "carvings" or another appropriate term. "Sculpture" refers to works that represent tangible beings, objects, or groups of objects, or are abstract works that have defined edges and boundaries and can be measured. As three-dimensional works become more diffused in space or time, or less tangible, use appropriate specific terms, such as "mail art" or "environmental art."
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