This paper reports the scientific investigation of a lacquer fragment unearthed from Barrow No. 7 in the Tsaram Xiongu cemetery. This lacquerware has an inscription suggesting that it was made in the Western Han Kao Gong workshop. Microscopic observation can determine that the foundation of this ware is composed of a mixture of lacquer, bone particles, and colorless minerals. It also has a layer of silk fabric, indicating its production for Han imperial use.
Asian Archaeology – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 22, 2020