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The metamorphic image
Elizabeth Childs-Johnson

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This book identifies the meaning of Shang ritual imagery and standardized modes of representation. Due to modes of representation and paleographic data it is clear that the image is metamorphic in content and based on the image of the masked human. Four hunted wild animal types (tiger, argali, buffalo, deer) are identified as the major images featured in what is also identified as the royal Shang image of the masked human.

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The metamorphic image
a predominant theme in the ritual art of Shang China
by Elizabeth Childs-Johnson.

Published 1998 by Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities] in [Stockholm .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Offprint: Bulletin (Östasiatiska Museet), no. 70 (1998).

Includes bibliographic references.

Errata slip and photocopy of serial issue inserted

Other Titles
Bulletin (Östasiatiska museet). no. 70

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p. 5-171 :
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