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feb 1, 180 - Funeral Banner of Lady Dai

Description:

Painted silk.
Han Dynasty, China
buried in 3 nesting coffins
Found on top of inner most coffin
Not quite sure about function; but know there is a connection to the afterlife.
Significance:
Early example of pictorial art
Features earliest known portrait

Divided into four registers
top = heavenly realm
below = lady dai and her attendants
below = body of lady dai with mourners
bottom = underworld

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Date:

feb 1, 180
Now
~ 1839 years ago

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