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Tomb treasures : new discoveries from China's Han dynasty / Jay Xu, editor ; Jay Xu and Fan Jeremy Zhang, cocurators ; Jamie Chu and Claire Yi Yang, coordinating editors ; with texts by Jay Xu, Li Zebin, Li Yinde, and Tianlong Jiao.

Publication:
San Francisco : Asian Art Museum, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 206 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Grave goods -- China -- Jiangsu Sheng -- Exhibitions.
Art objects, Chinese -- China -- Jiangsu Sheng -- Qin-Han dynasties, 221 B.C.-220 A.D. -- Exhibitions.
Antiquities.
Art objects, Chinese -- Qin-Han dynasties.
Grave goods.
Kings and rulers -- Tombs.
China -- Kings and rulers -- Tombs -- Exhibitions.
Jiangsu Sheng (China) -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
China.
China -- Jiangsu Sheng.
Form/Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Summary:
"This exhibition catalogue features archaeological discoveries found in kings' and other royalty's mausoleums and tombs from the Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE) in Jiangsu province, China. These royals lived extravagantly and, after death, were buried in grand style to ensure a prosperous afterlife. Royal mausoleums were furnished with enormous quantities of treasures comprising not only luxurious goods used in real life, but also artifacts made specifically for burial. About 100 objects (made of gold, silver, jade, bronze, pottery, lacquer, and other refined materials) will be featured, and most of these will be exhibited for the first time outside of China. Masterworks include a full-length jade suit sewn with gold threads, a huge coffin shrouded in jade, and a complete set of functional bronze bell chimes for court music"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-199) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Contributor:
Xu, Jay, editor.
Li, Zebin.
Li, Yinde.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, organizer, host institution.
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
ISBN:
9780939117789
0939117789
OCLC:
956687842