Mahaney Arts Center 125
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Professor Sarah Laursen examines the production of gold objects during the Han dynasty, when China increased its contact with other states and became integrated into trade networks like the Silk Road. This lecture will explore the foreign styles, techniques, and forms that first appear the Han dynasty, as well as gold’s functions as a marker of elite status and official rank, a tool for diplomacy, and an international currency and commodity. Free

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