Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Chinese gold and silver

Just a few shots of gold and silver artifacts from yesterday's trip to the Henan museum.

Henan museum, in Zhengzhou.

Gold belt ornaments from late Spring and Autumn period (771 - 476 BCE)

Gold grave goods, western Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 25 CE)

Gold ornaments of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 200 CE). I think these were 
cast using the lost wax method. 

Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) silver pot with lid.

Tang Dynasty silver clamshell-shaped boxes, a vase, and cup and bowl.

Gold (inner) coffin and silver outer coffin, northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127 CE).
This dynasty was ridiculously wealthy compared to earlier dynasties.

Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 CE) gold phoenix ornament 

Golden armbands, Ming Dynasty

Golden ornaments and hairpin, Ming Dynasty.

And here is one that I somehow missed.

Clearly the fascination with gold and silver is not a new phenomenon among the Chinese.

Apart from the gold and silver ornaments, there were a great many wine vessels. So wine was pretty important too.

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