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Medicine of Multi-Colored Stones

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
Guangzhou, China

Large amount of multi-colored stones are found in the tomb. They refer to sulphur, realgar, purple crystal, ochre and turquoise. This is the first time multi-colored stones are found in a Han Dynasty tomb. They reflect the superstitious pursue of elixir by the Nanyue king.

Details

  • Title: Medicine of Multi-Colored Stones
  • Date: ca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: d0.1 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Type: Minerals
  • External Link: http://www.gznywmuseum.org
  • Object type: Medicine
  • Craftsman: Unknown

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