Results of ICP-AES analysis of 6 bronze sheets from Songjia cemetery, China
Six thin Chinese bronze chariot accessory sheets from Songjia cemetery of Shaanxi Province were dated to the late Western Zhou Dynasty (9th to 8th centuries BCE) and analysed for their elemental composition and motif techniques. The objects were cold worked and annealed with embossed motifs and carved lines. This is the only case of cold working and annealing with embossed motifs and carved lines in China; these techniques may have come from or been influenced by other cultures. These findings are important for revealing the development of the cold working, annealing techniques and relevant motif techniques in China.