Artist Chinese
  • Money Tree
  • Yao Qian Shu (alternate title)
  • Money Tree Branch (alternate title)
Date 25/220 AD
Medium Cast bronze alloy
Dimensions Overall dimensions: Height x width
54 5/16 x 19 5/16 in. (138 x 49 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fisher, by exchange
Accession Number 1996.29.K
Department Asian Art
On View Chinese Art N1DD, Level 1 (see map)
Trentelman, Karen, Leon Stoudulski, Ray Lints, and Chongmin Kim. “A Comparative Study of the Composition and Corrosion of Branches from Eastern Han Dynasty Money Trees.” Studies in Conservation 44 (1999): pp. 170-183.

McCann, Lowell I., K. Trentelman, T. Possley, and B. Golding. “Corrosion of Ancient Chinese Bronze Money Trees Studied by Raman Microscopy.” Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 30 (1999): pp. 121-132.

Steele, John, Leon Stodulski, and Karen Trentelman. “Deciphering the puzzle: The examination and analysis of an Eastern Han Dynasty money tree.” Objects Specialty Groups Postprints 5 (1997): pp. 125-141.