From the tomb of Mrs. Mei (Mu Bin’s wife) at Mount Jiangjun,
Jiangning district, Nanjing, Unearthed 2008
Gold and gem
H.1.7 cm, L. 8.5 cm, W. 8.5 cm
The gold square box is decorated with design of lotus and cloud on
both sides. Besides, one side was inlaid with Rubies, sapphires and
a turquoise, the other side was engraved with Sanskrit maxim and
the character ’’Fu.’’ In the box, there are Buddhist texts.
Therefore, the box with a long chain is considered as a container
for noble ladies carrying Buddhist texts around.