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The Nanyue Silver Box

Nickel, Lukas (2012) 'The Nanyue Silver Box.' Arts of Asia, 42 (3). pp. 98-107.

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Abstract

The text investigates a group of silver boxes of the 3rd/2nd century BC. The objects were found Chinese in Chinese elite tombs but their material and the lobed decoration mirrors Achaemenid designs. The article discusses the cultural background, the archaeological context and the technology, and suggests that they were not imported, but made in China. They served as exotic-looking luxuries for a culturally diverse elite.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Art and Archaeology
Legacy Departments > Centre of Chinese Studies [closed]
ISSN: 00044083
Depositing User: Lukas Nickel
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 14:30
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/13151

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