University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

An exciting discovery


May 20, 2010

The plaster cast of the joining fragment, with detail inset, lower left

Among the many things our Chinese colleagues brought with them from Xi’an were two plaster fragments.  These were exact replicas of stone fragments that had been excavated from the Zhaoling Mausoleum site in 2003.  One of these was found to belong with C 396, forming the raised front part of the saddle.  This exciting find was made by Ms Liu Linxi and adds to our knowledge of these wonderful sculptures.


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