Tang Shipwreck, The: Art And Exchange In The 9Th Century


by Chong, Alan; Stephen A. Murphy (Eds.)

Tang Shipwreck, The: Art And Exchange In The 9Th Century

Price:  US$36.00   (SGD50.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 296 pages
Published:  2017, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789811126666
SB#:  060056 (705)

About This Book

This book tells the story and presents the objects found on the Tang Shipwreck, discovered off Belitung Island in Indonesia in 1998, and now housed at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. It is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of recent times. Found at the site was a remarkable cargo of some 60,000 Chinese ceramics dating from the Tang dynasty (618-907), along with finely wrought gold and silver objects, bronze mirrors, and more ordinary objects belonging to the crew. The ten essays in this profusely illustrated volume discuss the ceramics and other commodities on board, the ship's construction and possible origin, China's maritime trade in the Tang period, Chinese ceramic production, ports of call in Asia and Southeast Asia, and life on board the ship.


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