Beijing Capital Museum: YOUYOU LUWU: YANGUO GONGZHU YANLI DE BAGUO. Harmonious Life: The State of Ba in the Eyes of a Yan Princess. Beijing, 2014. 2, 194 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x23 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an interesting exhibition at Beijing's Capital Museum comprising loans from the Shanxi Provincial Museum in Taiyuan showing artefacts relating to excavations of tombs in Shanxi province that led to the discovery of the Ba Kingdom, the dominant overlord state which flourished in North China in the area of today's Shanxi province at the time of the Western Zhou dynasty, when there were also a number of feudal kingdoms. There is little record of this kingdom in China's historical records. The tombs indicate that marriages were arranged between the royal families of Ba and the state of Yan which existed at the time in the area of Beijing. The exhibits mainly comprise very fine bronzes and some jades plus a few examples of lacquerware and gold. Illustrated throughout. Prefaces, brief introductions to each section and descriptions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 269 in printed List 196.
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