Lecture / China’s Oldest Body: Silk Painting from Mawangdui Tomb no. 1

Jan. 7, 2018 3 PM

Lady Dai died around 168 BCE. Although she is arguably the best preserved among the world’s oldest surviving bodies, what is more intriguing is the silk painting draping her coffin. Harvard University Professor Eugene Y. Wang unpacks the secret of this mysterious painting.

Limited passes are available at Visitor Services one hour before program begins.
Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins.

The Lecture Series is made possible with support from The Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.