Lin, James ed: THE SEARCH FOR IMMORTALITY. Tomb Treasures of Han China. Cambridge, 2012. 356 pp. Numerous b/w and colour plates throughout. 25x29 cm. Cloth.
A catalogue detailing the very fine exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge which has brought together archaeological discoveries dating from the Han dynasty. Shows the spectacular artistic legacy from the tombs of the royal family of the Chu kingdom at Xuzhou in China's Jiangsu province, together with the marvellous finds from the tomb of the King of Nanyue discovered in Guangzhou in 1983. The Han forged the first stable empire covering most of modern-day China during the last two centuries BC and the first two centuries AD. The immortality is seen through exquisite artistry - jades, exotic silver and gold work plus much else. Illustrated throughout in colour, showing many wonderful artefacts, and accompanied by good descriptive text and essays.
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 445 in printed List 190.
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