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A scientific investigation of lacquer ware incised KaoGong: Excavated from barrow No.7, Tsaram Xiongnu cemetery

A scientific investigation of lacquer ware incised KaoGong: Excavated from barrow No.7, Tsaram... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Archaeology Springer Journals

A scientific investigation of lacquer ware incised KaoGong: Excavated from barrow No.7, Tsaram Xiongnu cemetery

Asian Archaeology , Volume 3 (1-2) – Jul 22, 2020

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology (RCCFA), Jilin University and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
Subject
Social Sciences; Archaeology
ISSN
2520-8098
eISSN
2520-8101
DOI
10.1007/s41826-019-00026-x
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Abstract

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.

Journal

Asian ArchaeologySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 22, 2020

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