Changsa, Hunan Province (Maoshan)
The kingdom of Changsha
Chu power extended south to the Yangtze River valley. Changsha became important to the Qin for trade and by 202 was already a fortified city.
During the 1930s graves were discovered here with
luxury goods, such as this painted lacquer bowl
Painting on the bowl
whose painting is reconstructed in this drawing, and
Painting on silk from Zidanku, Changsha
painting on silk. This 'banner', which may be as early as the 4th century, was found facing upwards over a deceased male, who may be depicted here riding a dragon that appears to leap towards heaven.
Han period silk banner from Changsha/Mawangdui
The famous 'banner' of Lady Dao, worked a century or more later, in the Han period, was also found in Changsha.
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