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As the wife of the ruler of Dai, Xin Zhui led a life of luxury 2,000 years ago in China. When that life ended at the age of 50, she was wrapped in 20 layers of fine silk, submerged in an “elixir of immortality,” encased in four coffins, surrounded by five tons of charcoal, and entombed fifty feet underground. The body of the “Lady of Dai” has been declared the best-preserved mummy ever seen, with blood that is still liquefied, organs that are still intact, and limbs that are still flexible.
Devi Dja "The Pavlova of the Orient"
From "Devi Dja’s Bali & Javanese Cultural Dancers"
Souvenir Book, Nicolas Editions Artistiques, Paris, 1940’s
New York 1947
Photo: Art Whittaker