Exhibition & Activity
Vision & Mission
- Database - National Treasures
Coffin with Painted Design on Black Lacquer Coating
When people linger in front of this coffin with its painted design on black lacquer unearthed from Han Tomb 1 at Mawangdui, they will be amazed to find that this lacquer artistic work, which has been buried for more than two thousand years, still shines in dazzling colors. The most incredible are the exotic animals moving through the flowing clouds painted on the coffin.
Gauze Gown in Plain Color with Triangular Front
Gauze Gown in Plain Color with Triangular Front, early Han Dynasty; length: 160cm; overall length of sleeves: 195cm; width of sleeve: 27cm; width of waist: 48cm; weight: 48 gram; unearthed from Han Tomb No.1 at Mawangdui in 1972.
The T-shaped Painting on Silk from Han Tomb No.1 at Mawangdui
The world-shaking T-shaped Painting on Silk from Han Tomb No.1 at Mawangdui was discovered in 1972. The entire painting on silk is in the shape of the letter T, with wide upper part and narrow lower part. The contents of the painting on silk can be divided into three large parts: the heavenly world, the human world and the underworld.
Square Bronze Ding with Human Mask Design and Inscriptions “大禾”
The artifact is emerald green and its body is slightly rectangular-shaped, with the mouth a little larger than the bottom. It has two erect ears and the upper part of its four columnar legs has an animal mask design. The four sides of the outer surface of the body are decorated with bas-relief human face masks. Around each human face mask can be found cloud and thunder patterns.
The Tang Dynasty Copy of “Lan Ting Xu”
This “Lan Ting Xu” scroll currently in the possession of Hunan Provincial Museum was originally attributed to Chu Zhuliang. This scroll used silk paper for the main text. Because its color was brown, it is also known as “the brown silk paper scroll”. Its length is 24.5 cm and its width 65.6cm. Below the words “this article” in the last line are two vague red seals “the seal of Fu” and “Zi-you”.
Hunan Provincial Museum Copyright © 2006-2010