CONNECTING WOMEN TO
THE SILK ROADS

Primary Sources Connect Women to the Silk Road

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Primary Source #8

Marble Funeral Panel

Sogdian Merchant’s Marble Funeral panel with gold pigments
6th century

Sogdian merchants settled along Silk Road marrying local women, and growing rich on trade between China and and their homeland. Seated across from the merchant is his Chinese wife. Both are watching a Sogdian dance; the group of musicians on the left may be women.

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CONNECTING WOMEN TO THE SILK ROADS
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  Princess Wencheng   Wearing Silk  
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