Han Jade Burial Suit

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Jose Luiz
published on 29 September 2017

A funerary garment from the Han dynasty (2nd century BCE - 2 century CE). Made from hundreds of small rectangles of jade stitched together using gold and silver wire, they were used to completely encase the body of deceased royalty. (On exhibition at the Neues Museum, Berlin)

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APA Style

Luiz, J. (2017, September 29). Han Jade Burial Suit. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7356/

Chicago Style

Luiz, Jose. "Han Jade Burial Suit." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 29, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7356/.

MLA Style

Luiz, Jose. "Han Jade Burial Suit." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Sep 2017. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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