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Gold Ornament with Goat Pattern

Unknownca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

There are eight peach-shaped gold plates in total. They are originally embellishments on a piece of cloth that covers the deceased king's face. The piece of cloth has rotted off but the gold plates are preserved. The gold plates are adorned with patterns of goats with sharp horns. They are clearly influenced by the culture of the nomadic tribes. Similarly gold plates has been discovered in the Han Dynasty tomb in Mancheng, Hebei Province.

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  • Title: Gold Ornament with Goat Pattern
  • Date: ca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: w4.3 x h4.6 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Type: Metal
  • External Link: http://www.gznywmuseum.org/
  • Object type: Cloth Ornament
  • Craftsman: Unknown

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