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Silver Box with Cinnabar Dali Guangmingsha
 

Tang Dynasty

Height: 6.5cm   Weight: 660g

Unearthed from the southern suburbs of Xi'an City in 1970

Granular cinnabar was found from this silver box with detailed record about its weight on both the outside and inside of its cover written in ink. It is the most common source ore for refining elemental mercury and used as an important ingredient for alchemy in ancient China.