Shaanxi Archaeological Research Bureau ed: XI'AN BEIZHOU ANJOU MU. Anjou Tomb of Northern Zhou at Xi'an. Shaanxisheng Kaogu Yanjiusuo Tianye Kaogu Baogao, 21. Beijing, 2003. 9, 113 pp. text plus 118 colour plates. B/w text drawings including one foldout. 29x22 cm. Cloth.
Excavation report on the first Northern Zhou tomb found in the vicinity of Xi'an. The tomb was robbed long ago but the remaining artefacts are of great interest - the overmantle above the tomb entrance and a stone bed surrounded by sculpted and painted screens. The tomb was occupied by Anjou, a Sogdian official of the Northern Zhou government. The screens and door mantle show extensive scenes associated with Sogdian culture and Parsee worship. An important find. The mantle bed and screens are fully illustrated in numerous colour plates with much close-up detail. Well-written and useful five page English abstract. Main text in Chinese.
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 504 in printed List 187.
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