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Gansu Provincial Museum ed: WANG SHIXIAN JIAZU MU CHUTU WENWU YANJIU. Research on unearthed cultural relics of Wang Shixian family tomb. Lanzhou, 2017. 1, 331 pp. Colour illustrations (a good number full page) throughout. 28x21 cm. Wrappers.
The Wang family cemetery is located near Zhangxian City in Gansu province, China. 14 generations of the Wang family from 1243-1616 were buried there. The most eminent family member was the high-ranking Yuan dynasty official Wang Shixian (d.1240). The cemetery was excavated throughout the 1970s. Most of the excavated material shown here is Yuan dynasty with a few earlier items and a few Ming pieces, mostly gold jewellery. Of particular interest are the rare excavated textiles and clothing items shown on 17 pages of colour plates. Also many small tomb items including bronze mirrors, figurines, small jade items and jewellery, porcelain and lacquer. One extraordinary lotus-shaped small blue glass cup and base is also a highlight. The artefacts are now held in the Gansu Provincial Museum and the Zhangxian Museum. This is the first detailed publication on this site and its finds. Illustrated throughout and with an interesting text in Chinese. Extremely hard to obtain.
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Was item 8 in printed List 197.
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