The Lady with the Phoenix Crown: Tang-period Grave Goods of the Noblewoman Li Chui (711-736)

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Sonja Filip, Alexandra Hilgner, Guje Kroh
Schnell & Steiner, 2014 - History - 135 pages
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The Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), China's Golden Age, was a flourishing period teeming with fascinating cultural phenomena. At the centre of this cosmopolitan empire lay the capital city of Chang'an - one of the largest metropolises of its time and now hidden below present-day Xi'an.Aristocrats as protagonists of courtly life shaped the character of the city, their luxurious everyday life equally reflected in lavishly furnished tombs. Nowadays, most of these tombs are found robbed. Evidence of the former splendour of these subterranean chambers only survives in the form of marvellous wall paintings and clay figurines disregarded by the grave robbers.

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Sonja Filip is a sinologist working on her PhD dissertation on Tang-period head jewelry. Alexandra Hilgner is an archaeologist at the Romisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz, Germany.

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