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Pearl

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

The mouth of the Nanyue King was stuffed with more than one hundred pearls when he was buried. The pillow found in the tomb is also stuffed with peals. Many pearls are found in the lacquered box in the "head box" inside the coffin. The pearls collected weighed approximately 4000 grams in total weight. They probably came from Hepu, Guangxi Province. It is very rare that such a number of pearls are found in a single tomb and the pearls are still in their original pellet shape.

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Details

  • Title: Pearl
  • Date: ca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: d0.2 cm (Complete)
  • Object type: Mouth Piece
  • Craftsman: Unknown
  • Provenance: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Type: Pearl
  • External Link: http://www.gznywmuseum.org

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