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Silk painting supports before 1700

From: Patricia W. Strong <patstrong>
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 1995
For a really early source of silk used as a painting support try
this article:

    Fong Chow, "Ma Wang Tui: A Treasure - Trove from the Western Han
    Dynasty," Artibus Asiae  35, (1973), 5-14.

It documents the silk paintings, along with a fascinating collection
of objects, recovered from an undisturbed tomb of a noble lady who
lived in the Han Dynasty, (B.C. 206-24 A.D.)  They found a t-shaped
silk painting draped over the coffin, their may be conservation data
in the bibliography. ( got this from a reprint and so I cant see the
full bib.) Good luck,

Pat Strong

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:20
                 Distributed: Thursday, August 31, 1995
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Received on Tuesday, 29 August, 1995

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