JIANGKOU CHEN BAO: SICHUAN PENGSHAN JIANGKOU MINGMO ZHANCHANG YIZHI CHUSHUI WENWU XUANCUI. (Sunken Treasures from Jiangkou: A Selection of Treasures and Relics from the End of the Ming Dynasty Retrieved from the Jiangkou Battle Site at Pengshan in Sichuan). Beijing, 2018. 259 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 29x21 cm. Boards.
This work was produced, it seems, to accompany the brief-lived exhibition at the National Museum of China in 2018 that was the first showing of the finds at the Jiangkou naval battle site in 2017 which caused much excitement in China. The battle in 1646 was the last stand of the rebel leader Zhang Xianzhong. He was defeated by a Ming general in naval engagements at Jiangkou and his huge fleet destroyed. A legend arose that Zhang had hidden a huge treasure underwater in the Minjiang river at Jiangkou and this has now been proved true. Shows a large selection of artefacts retrieved from the site including gold plaques engraved with calligraphy, significant amounts of small items of gold jewellery, similar items in silver, gold and silver ingots (yinding), coins, small weaponry and various other objects. All date from the middle and latter part of the Ming dynasty. All illustrated in colour and described. Interesting introductory texts. In Chinese.
Subjects: Archaeology Gold
Available, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 453 in printed List 202.
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