Manuscript fragments found in woven bamboo case with lid (fragments now encapsulated)

Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-3rd century BCE
Medium
Ink and cinnabar on silk with bamboo and leather case
Dimensions
H x W x D (Box): 53 × 42.5 × 4.5 cm (20 7/8 × 16 3/4 × 1 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Hunan province, Zidanku, Changsha
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1992.84.1-5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Manuscript
Type

Manuscript (fragments)

Keywords
bamboo, calligraphy, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Li Ling. The Chu Silk Manuscripts from Zidanku, Changsha (Hunan Province)
    Volume 1: Discovery and Transmission
    . Hong Kong. pgs. 45 and 49, figs. A.IV(5).3 and A.IV(5).10.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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