Excavated at the tomb of the king of Chu at Tuolanshan.
"These exquisite dancers and musician figures found at Tuolanshan provide a fascinating insight into the rich, colorful life of the Han. The performance seems to be a popular Chu dance of the period that featured long waving sleeves and swaying movements. Similar earthenware dancers and musicians were also found in the entertainment hall in the auxiliary complex of the tomb at Beidongshan."
“Jade suits were the most important of the jade burial goods used in the Han dynasty. This suit is the earliest and most elaborate one discovered. It is formed of 4,248 pieces of jade knotted together with gold wire. Unlike other jade suits, which typically use inferior jade, this one was created with high-quality jade polished to a glossy sheen. The suit was constructed in parts corresponding to the parts of the body, which were then sewn together using red silk. The suit was found in pieces and has been reconstructed using modern silk and gold.”
Jade burial suit with gold thread. Excavated in 1994- 1995 from the tomb of a king of Chu at Lion Mountain.
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