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Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds

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Part adventure story, part maritime archaeological expedition, part historical look into ninth-century Chinese economy, culture, and trade, Shipwrecked is a fascinating journey back in time.

Twelve centuries ago, a merchant ship—an Arab dhow—foundered on a reef just off the coast of Belitung, a small island in the Java Sea. The cargo was a remarkable assemblage of lead ingots, bronze mirrors, spice-filled jars, intricately worked vessels of silver and gold, and more than 60,000 glazed bowls, ewers, and other ceramics. The ship remained buried at sea for more than a millennium, its contents protected from erosion by their packing and the conditions of the silty sea floor. Shipwrecked explores this precious cargo and the story of the men who sailed it, with more than 250 gorgeous photographs and essays by international experts in Arab ship-building methods, pan-Asian maritime trade, ceramics, precious metalwork, and more.

Synopsis:

Published on the occasion of an exhibition opening at the Arts and Science Museum, Singapore, Dec. 4, 2010.

About the Author

John Guy, Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has extensively researched all early shipwrecks discovered in insular Southeast Asia. He lives in New York City.

Regina Krahl, an expert in the Chinese production of high-quality ceramics and their export markets, has published widely in the field.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588343055
Author:
Krahl, Regina
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Author:
Wilson, J. Keith
Author:
Guy, John
Author:
Raby, Julian
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 COLOR AND BandW PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
12.3 x 9.4 x 1.33 in 5.12 lb

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