Hunan Provincial Museum: MAWANGDUI HAN MU QIQI ZHENGLI YU YANJIU. (Classification and Research of Lacquer Objects from the Han Dynasty Tombs at Mawangdui). Beijing, 2019. xi, 9, 420; 2, 317; xxi, 409 pp. 409 pp. full page colour plates in volume 3. Colour and b/w text plates throughout volumes 1 and 2. 3 vols. 31x24 cm. Cloth.
GBP 390.00
A large and weighty three volume work, the result of ten years hard work and effort at the Hunan Provincial Museum in Changsha, China, where these rare lacquer treasures are held. All come from the exceptionally important Han dynasty tombs at Mawangdui first excavated in the 1970s.
Volume One discusses the typology of the lacquer pieces, lists the burial objects in detail and provides an interpretation of inscriptions on the objects.
Volume Two focuses on research into the objects and seeks to answer a number of issues relating to the lacquers.
Volume Three is an illustrated complete catalogue raisonne of the lacquer objects retrieved from the tombs.
Extensively illustrated throughout all three volumes. Lengthy introductions, list of contents and lists of plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
An important contribution to our understanding of this most important archaeological find and these very rare objects. A prime research and visual reference on Han dynasty lacquer.
Subjects: Lacquer Archaeology
Can be ordered in, as of: 10/08/2020
Was item 11 in printed List 199.
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