Xin Zhui Statue to Debut in Changsha

Updated:2016-12-09 15:07:01

The red sandstone made statue of Xin Zhui (Lady Dai),14 meters in height and 150-odd tons in weight, is located at the Mawangdui Han cultural square, Furong District, Changsha City. Started construction this June, the statue is scheduled to be finished by the end of this month. The square and the main body of the digital Han culture exhibition hall have been close to completion at present.

  The photo above taken on December 8, 2016 shows the to-be-completed Xin Zhui Statue erected at Changsha Mawangdui Han culture square.

  Background information

  Xin Zhui (Chinese: 辛追; pinyin: Xīn Zhuī; died in 163 BC), also known as Lady Dai or Marquise of Dai, was the wife of Li Cang (利蒼), the Marquis of Dai, during the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). She gained fame more than 2,000 years after her death, when her tomb was discovered inside a hill known as Mawangdui, in Changsha, Hunan, China. After opening the tomb, workers discovered her exceptionally preserved remains alongside hundreds of valuable artifacts and documents. Her body and belongings are currently under the care of the Hunan Provincial Museum, which has allowed occasional international exhibits. (Source: