Loading

Persian-styled Silver Box

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

This oval shaped silver box is uncovered in the "foot box" of the Nanyue King. The design and craftsmanship were distinctive of the ancient Persians. Archeologists believe the silver box was shipped to China. After it was shipped to China, craftsmen welded buttons on the lid, and added foot ring on the bottom, which are distinctive features of Han silverware. They also left many inscriptions on its body.

Show lessRead more
  • Title: Persian-styled Silver Box
  • Date: ca.205 B.C. - 24 A.D.
  • Physical Dimensions: h12.1 cm (Complete)
  • Provenance: Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Type: Metal
  • External Link: http://www.gznywmuseum.org/
  • Object type: Medicine Box
  • Craftsman: Unknown

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile