Manuscript fragments found in woven bamboo case with lid (fragments now encapsulated)

Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-3rd century BCE
Ink and cinnabar on silk with bamboo and leather case
H x W x D (Box): 53 × 42.5 × 4.5 cm (20 7/8 × 16 3/4 × 1 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Manuscript

Manuscript (fragments)

bamboo, calligraphy, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Li Ling. The Chu Silk Manuscripts from Zidanku, Changsha (Hunan Province)
    Volume 1: Discovery and Transmission
    . Hong Kong. pgs. 45 and 49, figs. A.IV(5).3 and A.IV(5).10.
  • Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China: The Daybook Manuscripts of the Warring States, Qin, and Han. Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section 4, Vol. 33 Leiden, Netherlands. p. 261, fig. 6.6.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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