State Cultural Relics Bureau ed: QIN YUN: DABUZI SHAN CHUTU WENWU JINGCUI. The Charm of Qin: Gems of Cultural Relics Unearthed from Dabuzi Hill. Beijing, 2015. 181 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Produced in conjunction with an exhibition at the Gansu Provincial Museum to celebrate the return of these extraordinary gold foil ornamental objects and plaques illegally excavated and smuggled abroad from a tomb of the Qin state of the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) located at Dabuzi Hill in China's Gansu province. Four of the gold foil plaques are of a very large size (height 42 cm), bird-shaped and ornamental and, thus far, appear unique. The Chinese government made strenuous efforts to secure their return. The gold objects are illustrated alongside other artefacts from the site, including bronzes, jades and pottery. List of contents, informative three-page preface and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 585 in printed List 189.
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