Museum of the Jinsha Remains ed: JINSE JIYI: ZHONGGUO CHUTU 14 SHIJI QIAN JINQI TEZHAN. Golden Memories: Gold Wares Prior to the 14th Century Unearthed in China. Chengdu, 2018. 391 pp. Colour plates throughout. Colour text illustrations. 30x24 cm. Boards.
Catalogue of a superb exhibition of excavated ancient Chinese gold held at the Museum of the Jinsha Remains in Chengdu in China's Sichuan province. The exhibits date from c.4000 BC through the dynasties up to (and including) the Yuan dynasty. Arranged chronologically with a final small section on gold face masks. NO Ming or Qing material. 350 exhibits with many exhibits comprising numerous objects - a total of over 850 items! Loans from some 60 museums and institutions throughout China. The largest ever exhibition of ancient gold in China!
This is the first major showing of ancient gold in China since the 2013 comprehensive exhibition at the Nanjing Museum but there is a sharper focus here on early material as this exhibition excludes Ming and Qing material. Undoubtedly some overlap between objects here and those shown at Nanjing but also much 'new' material. Illustrated throughout. Text in Chinese.
Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Archaeology Gold
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 19 in printed List 196.
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