Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty

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Hardback: $29.95
ISBN-13: 9780939117789
Published: February 2017

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224 pages
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  • About the Book
  • This stunning Chinese art book presents almost a hundred recently unearthed objects that offer a glimpse into the extraordinary wealth and artistic accomplishments of elite society during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 9 CE). These exquisite treasures are from newly discovered sites in the Jiangsu region of China and are made of gold, silver, jade, bronze, pottery, lacquer, and other refined materials. Masterworks include a full-length jade suit sewn with gold threads, an oversized coffin shrouded in jade, and a complete set of functional bronze bells. The book's texts explore a number of ideas about the lives and deaths of Western Han royalty.

  • About the Author(s)

    Contributors

    • Jay Xu