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Secrets of the Silk Road opens at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology February 5, 2011 to June 5, 2011.

Beauty_Xiaohe

 

 

 

 

 


"The Beauty of Xiaohe," female mummy, ca 1800-1500 BC. Excavated from Xiaohe (Little River) Cemetery 5, Charqilik (Ruoqiang) County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Wang Da-Gang

 

Beauty_Xiaohe2

 

 

 

 

Side view of "The Beauty of Xiaohe," female mummy, ca 1800-1500 BC. Excavated from Xiaohe (Little River) Cemetery 5, Charqilik (Ruoqiang) County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Wang Da-Gang

Beauty_Xiaohe1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The Beauty of Xiaohe," female mummy, ca 1800-1500 BC. Excavated from Xiaohe (Little River) Cemetery 5, Charqilik (Ruoqiang) County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Wang Da-Gang


Xiaohe_Mudi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xiaohe Modi (Little River) Cemetery 5 in situ, ca 1800-1500 BC. Charqilik (Ruoqiang) County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology

 

Yingpan_Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Yingpan Man," front view of clothed body of male mummy, ca 3rd-4th century AD. Excavated from Yingpan, Yuli (Lopnur) County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, © Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology

 

Infant_Mummy3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side view of infant mummy, ca 8th century BC. Excavated from Zaghunluq, Charchan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Wang Da-Gang

Brocade_Hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brocade hat, ca 10th-11th century AD. Excavated from Alar Cemetery, Rouqiang (Charqilik) County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Dessert

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fried dough twist, ca 5th-3rd century BC. Excavated from Tomb No.73, Zaghunluq, Charchan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Embroidered_Boots2

Embroidered boots with gradated colors, ca 2nd - 3rd century AD. Excavated from Tomb No. 5 of Cemetery No. 1, Niya, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Equestrian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted clay figure of an equestrienne, ca 7th-9th century AD. Excavated from Tomb No.187, Astana Turfan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Gold_Lion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold plaque with lion, ca. 5th-3rd century BC.  Excavated from Tomb No. 30, at Alagou (Alwighul, Alghuy), Toksun, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Gold_Mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold mask, ca 5th-6th century AD. Excavated from Boma Cemetery, Ili, Mongghul Kura (Zhaosu) County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Gold_Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ring, ca 2nd century BC-4th century AD. Excavated from Jarintay, Nilqa County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology

 

Group_of_Females

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery figures of women at work, ca. 7th-9th century AD.  Excavated from Tomb No. 201, Astana, Turfan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

KneelingSculpture044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze figurine of a kneeling warrior, ca 500 BC. Excavated from south bank of the Kns River, Xinyuan (Kns) County. © Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Linen_Banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linen banner with painted Fuxi and Nuwa, ca. 7th-9th century AD.  Excavated from Astana Cemetery, Turfan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Skirted_Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pullover skirted dress, ca. 5th-3rd century BC.  Excavated from Tomb No. 55 of Cemetery No. 1, Zaghunluq, Charchan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Wooden_Coffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooden coffin, ca 3rd-4th century AD.  Excavated from a tomb northeast of site LE at Ancient Loulan City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology

 

Wood_Figurine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood figurine of a man, ca 1800-1500 BC.  Excavated from Xiaohe (Little River) Cemetery 5, Charqilik (Ruoqiang) County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology

 

Wall_Hanging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall hanging with warrior and centaur design, ca 2nd century BC-2nd century AD.  Excavated from Sampul, Lop, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

Wooden_Head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head of a figure wearing a pointed cap, ca 7th-9th century AD. Excavated from Astana, Turfan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. © Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

 

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