Northern Wei Tomb Retinue

This lesson uses the Princeton University Art Museum’s retinue of tomb figures from early sixth-century China to explore the role of international trade in the movement of goods and ideas, as well as its influence on the arts.

Intended Age Group: Grades 9-12

Length of Lesson: 50–70 minutes

Required Materials: Digital images of tomb retinue and individual objects; map of Asia in the sixth century with international trade routes marked