Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty

Tomb-Treasures-New-Discoveries-from-Chinas-Han-Dynasty-1 Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty
Tomb-Treasures-New-Discoveries-from-Chinas-Han-Dynasty-1 Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty
Editions:Hardcover
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.
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About the Author
Jay Xu is Executive Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He is the first Chinese American director at a major US art museum and first Asian American museum director elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Asian Art Museum―Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Asian Art Museum; Illustrated edition (February 28, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0939117789
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0939117789
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.25 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.5 x 1 x 11 inches

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