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A brocade with a
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The textile has a pattern of two ducks. Around them are joint beads. In the booming time of the Tang Dynasty, Turpan became an important hub on the Silk Road. The textiles unearthed in the area were quite popular in that time. The design is quite colourful, which reflects the high level of textile techniques.

History of the Object
The tombs are located to the Southeast of Turpan city close to the ancient City of Gaochang. The tombs were the public cemetery of the ancient Gaochang residents. Among the more than ten thousand cultural relics excavated are over 2700 books, paintings, pottery, silk and cotton textiles. The time recorded in the books ranges from 273 to 772.

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Type
Textile 
Materials
Brocade 
Measurements
Width 17.5 cm. Length 18 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 10th century 
Creation date
7th Century - 10th Century; Tang Dynasty (618-907) 
Function
Decorative 
Acquisition
Unearthed from tomb No. 92 of the Astana cemetery in Turpan in 1967. 
Copyright
The proprietary right of the masterpiece belongs to the Xinjiang Museum of China. No individual or group can copy without permission. 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Xinjiang museum 
Museum
Museum of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region 
Credit line
Storage dep. 

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