"Five stars rise in the East" arm protector

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The "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector (Chinese: 「五星出東方利中國」護膊) is an Eastern Han (25–220 AD) to Western Jin (265–316 AD) era brocade armband embroidered with the words "Five stars rise in the east, benefit China" (Chinese: 五星出東方利中國). "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_0

Another cloth of the same pattern was found later and has the words "put down South Qiang" (討南羌). "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_1

In 2002, they were designated one of the cultural relics that forbidden to be exhibited abroad. "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_2

Discovery "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_section_0

The pieces were unearthed in October 1995 at the Niya ruins in Xinjiang. "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_3

It was found near the elbow/waist area of a corpse in a rich tomb. "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_4

Interpretation "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_section_1

The phrase "Five stars rising in the east benefit China" (五星出東方利中國) resembles a similar phrase found in the Records of the Grand Historian's (五星分天之中,積於東方,中國利). "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_5

In the ancient times the five stars were represented as Chenxing (辰星), Taibai (太白), Yinghuo (熒惑), Suixing (歲星) and Zhenxing (鎭星). "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_6

In modern times these are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, respectively. "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_7

These are also represented by "Five Elements" with water, metal, earth, fire, wood. "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_8

Researchers from the Japanese observatory said the next alignment of the five stars to the east will not be until March 21, 2022. "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_9

The phrase "put down South Qiang" (討南羌) refers to the area that was first mentioned in a sentence in the Western Han Essentials's (西漢會要) in relation to the four ancient commandery. "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_10

The four are located in today's Gansu Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Zhangye and Wuwei, respectively. "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_11

When the two pieces are combined, it forms the phrase "Five stars rising east benefit China put down South Qiang" (五星出東方利中國討南羌), though the meaning is up for debate. "Five stars rise in the East" arm protector_sentence_12


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