China's Museums by Martha Avery, Li Xianyao, Luo Zhewen


By Martha Avery, Li Xianyao, Luo Zhewen

A part of the tutorial and fantastically produced Cultural China sequence, this booklet makes a speciality of the wealth of gadgets and continues to be which were preserved on China’s enormous territory and underground, a lot of which has been accumulated and exhibited in a number of museums. In bright colour, with illustrations and images accompanying the textual content all through.

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China's Museums 38 Rooms 3 and 4: Show items from the period of Warring States, Qin, and Han. Rooms 5, 6, and 7: Show items from the Three Kingdoms, the East and West Jin, the North and South dynasties. Most importantly, on exhibit here are the tomb wall paintings of Liaoyang. Room 8: Is the exhibition hall for Sui, Tang, and the Five dynasties. The main objects on display were excavated from a Tang-dynasty grave discovered in Chaoyang, also a group of artifacts from the Bohai Kingdom, which include a group of rarely seen earthen statues.

The Shaanxi History Museum contains 115,000 objects in its collections. The more representative of these include bronzes, Tang-dynasty tomb wall paint ings, t erracot t a st atuary, ceramics (pottery and porcelain), construction materials through the dynasties, Han and Tang bronze mirrors, and coins and currency, calligraphy, rubbings, scrolls, woven articles, bone articles, wooden and lacquer and iron a n d s t o n e o b j e c t s , s e a l s , a s we l l a s s o m e contemporary cultural relics and ethnic objects.

Painting and calligraphy collections include paintings by famous Tang-dynasty and Northern Song artists, and woodblock-print editions include the Ming-dynasty Album of the Ten-bamboo Studio, The exterior of the Liaoning Provincial Museum. National Treasures the first colored woodblock print in Chinese woodblock-print history. The ceramics collections in the museum are also quite famous and valuable. Liao porcelain is unique in the art form for its treatment of colored glazes, but the collection also includes Liao monochromes such as the lovely Liao white porcelain.

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