Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynastyasian artmuseum store
This stunning catalogue presents almost a hundred recently unearthed objects that offer a glimpse into the extraordinary wealth and artistic accomplishments of elite society during China's Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 9CE). 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 texts explore ideas about life and death of Western Han royalty.
Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty is on view at the Asian Art Museum from February 17 through May 28, 2017.
- Foreward by Dr. Jay Xu
- Size: 9.5" x 11"
- Pages: 224
- Publication: February 2017