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Lacquer Craftsmanship in the Qin and Chu Kingdoms: Two Contrasting Traditions (late 4th to Late 3rd Century BC

Lacquer Craftsmanship in the Qin and Chu Kingdoms: Two Contrasting Traditions (late 4th to Late... © Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 LACQUER CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE QIN AND CHU KINGDOMS: TWO CONTRASTING TRADITIONS (LATE 4TH TO LATE 3RD CENTURY bc BY ALAIN THOTE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes 4ème Section (Sciences historiques et philologiques) Paris, France) Abstract This article deals with the lacquer traditions of the late Warring States period as seen in the Qin and Chu kingdoms and in relation to recent discoveries from Sichuan. Qin lacquer working techniques and style are different from those of Chu, which are evi- denced by hundreds of objects. By contrast, due to poor conditions of preservation, Qin lacquer craftsmanship can only be known through very few objects, some of which show a strong influence from nomadic art. During the late fourth and early third century bc, Sichuan appears to have been a key region in the development of the lacquer art of Qin. Several Qin lacquers have marks either stamped on the core before the application of lacquer or incised with a needle on the lacquer surface. They confirm that the lacquer workshops operated under the control of the state administration. Until the destruction of the Chu capital in 278 bc, the Chu lacquer tradition http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of East Asian Archaeology Brill

Lacquer Craftsmanship in the Qin and Chu Kingdoms: Two Contrasting Traditions (late 4th to Late 3rd Century BC

Journal of East Asian Archaeology , Volume 5 (1): 337 – Jan 1, 2003

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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Brill, Leiden 2006 JEAA 5, 1–4 LACQUER CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE QIN AND CHU KINGDOMS: TWO CONTRASTING TRADITIONS (LATE 4TH TO LATE 3RD CENTURY bc BY ALAIN THOTE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes 4ème Section (Sciences historiques et philologiques) Paris, France) Abstract This article deals with the lacquer traditions of the late Warring States period as seen in the Qin and Chu kingdoms and in relation to recent discoveries from Sichuan. Qin lacquer working techniques and style are different from those of Chu, which are evi- denced by hundreds of objects. By contrast, due to poor conditions of preservation, Qin lacquer craftsmanship can only be known through very few objects, some of which show a strong influence from nomadic art. During the late fourth and early third century bc, Sichuan appears to have been a key region in the development of the lacquer art of Qin. Several Qin lacquers have marks either stamped on the core before the application of lacquer or incised with a needle on the lacquer surface. They confirm that the lacquer workshops operated under the control of the state administration. Until the destruction of the Chu capital in 278 bc, the Chu lacquer tradition

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Journal of East Asian ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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