Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty
$29.95

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.

Additional information:

  • Foreward by Dr. Jay Xu
  • Size: 9.5" x 11"
  • Pages: 224
  • Hardcover
  • Publication: February 2017