Trade and exchange by sea

The Maritime Silk Road

The Java Sea Shipwreck was one of many vessels carrying goods, people and ideas from East Asia to Southeast Asia and beyond. By the 13th century AD, trade was increasing and so was foreign demand for Chinese goods.

  1. 1Bowl

  2. 2Melon shaped box

  3. 3-6Buddhist imagery box lids

  4. 7-10Qingbai-style box lids

  5. 11-14Covered box lids

  6. 15-17Inscribed box bases