Yan Liu. Lacquerware from the Tomb of the Marquis of Haihun
The recent discovery of the tomb of Marquis Haihun in Nanchang, south-central China, affords a glimpse of the extraordinary accomplishments in lacquer art during the Han period. The burial includes lacquer objects unseen elsewhere in China at the time, with some examples featuring unusual imagery and inscriptions. These are of great as texts concentrate mainly on lacquer made in the official workshops under the direct control of the central government.