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1. Lacquer Box with Phoenix-and-Flowers Design
(Matching tags: craft,art)
The lid of the box is painted in black and inlaid with double phoenix patterns and interlaced flower patterns. The two phoenix open their wings as if flying. Their wings interlace with flower patterns, ...
2. Purple Square Tray
(Matching tags: craft,art)
In the center of the plate is inlaid a pattern of landscape and gardens, in the center of which piles of mother-of-pearl are pieced together. The artisan uses tiny needles to draw up lines in parts of ...
... vase flowers, and flying phoenix embroidered on the satin show an artistic excellence and sense of beauty. This tablecloth is a premium example of embroidery.  ...
It depicts three children, the tallest of whom stands in the middle; his hands hold a Ru Yi, under which hang two persimmons, symbolizing all wishes coming true. In Chinese imageries of auspiciousness, ...
5. Compassion and Wisdom- Religious Sculptural Arts
(Matching tags: sculpture,Buddhism,art)
Buddhist sculptures arose out of the belief system that produced them. They are derived from the iconography in Buddhist sutras. Buttressed by the popular religious concepts of the time, they aptly convey ...
6. Enduring Splendor- A Special Exhibition of Mr. Peng Kau-dong’s Bequest
(Matching tags: Peng Kai-dong,exhibition,Buddhism,art)
Born in Hsin-chu, Taiwan, in 1912, he played snooker actively in his early years before moving to Japan to make a living at the age of 15. He then traveled between Taiwan and Japan frequently before he ...
7. Chen Chi-kwan, The Mind’s Eye- Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of His Birth
(Matching tags: Chen Chi-kwan,architecture,painting,art)
Chen Chi-kwan was born in 1921 in Beijing (known as Beiping at the time). As a child, his father invited a tutor to instruct him and his sister in the Four Books and Five Classics. He also did calligraphy ...
8. Weaving a Tapestry of Splendors- Bird and Flower Tapestry of the Sung Dynasty
(Matching tags: silk tapestry,National Palace Museum,art)
Silk tapestry is a form of textile art having a long history in China and employing specialized techniques. Unlike other weaving methods in which the vertical (warp) and horizontal (weft) threads extend ...
9. A Thousand, Thousand Churning Waves- The Legendary Red Cliff Heritage
(Matching tags: literature,Battle of Red Cliff,poetry,painting,calligraphy,art)
The Battle of Red Cliff, one of the most famous campaigns in Chinese history, is a prime example of how ingenious tactics can result in a brilliant victory out of an outnumbered situation. From the initial ...
10. Knife-and-Sword Manufacturing, and Farming
(Matching tags: Han dynasty,art)
On the right-hand side of the upper panel are human figures and weird animals. On the left-hand side of the upper panel are three artisans manufacturing knives and swords. On the lower panel are oxen plowing ...
11. She-Yang Stone Gate
(Matching tags: Han dynasty,art)
... Lao Tzu and their disciples. In the middle panel acrobats perform to the sound of a two-sided drum. In the lower panel is a kitchen scene. All of these are common motifs in Han dynasty art.  ...
12. Carvings of Five Auspicious Things
(Matching tags: Hsi Hsia,art)
On the right side of the "Hsi Hsia Message of Praise" are carvings of five auspicious things: a yellow dragon, a white deer, sweet dew, fine rice sprigs, and trees with interlocking branches. ...
13. Salt Manufacturing
(Matching tags: salt,Han dynasty,art)
Since ancient times, Szechwan has been famous for its well salt. This picture clearly shows how Han dynasty Chinese dug wells in order to obtain underground salt and how they used bamboo tubes to transport ...
14. Banquet
(Matching tags: shrine,tomb,Han dynasty,art)
This picture presents the pleasurable side of life during the Han dynasty. The tomb chamber is decorated in this manner in the hope that its owner would continue to enjoy these pleasures in the next life. ...
15. Chariot
(Matching tags: Szechwan,chariot,art)
The horse and chariot motif represents the official inspection trip. This scene was often depicted on bricks in Szechwan. The brick is now kept at the Ch'ung-ch'ing City Museum in Szechwan.
16. The Phoenix Watch-tower Outside the Gate
(Matching tags: shrine,tomb,Han dynasty,art)
Unearthed from Tomb no.10 of Mt.Yangtzu at Ch'eng-tu, Szechwan. A phoenix perches on top of the watch-tower. Two watch-towers usually stood in front of the cemetery of Han dynasty families that had held ...
17. Battle Scene
(Matching tags: battle,art)
This image depicts a battle scene. Inscriptions beside the vehicles include: "secretary's vehicle," "vehicle of officials who evaluate qualifications in selecting officials," "patrol ...
18. Tomb Owner Receiving Audience
(Matching tags: shrine,tomb,Han dynasty,art)
On the right-hand side of the upper panel, sitting under the watch-tower of a storied building and facing left is the tomb owner receiving audience. On the left-hand side are large tree, vehicle, and horse. ...
19. King Father of the East, Disciples of Confucius and Chariots
(Matching tags: shrine,tomb,Confucius,Han dynasty,art)
The upper panel depicts the King Father of the East. Like the Queen Mother of the West, he was one of the highest immortals in the Han pantheon. he is often surrounded by nine-tail foxes, jade hares, and ...
20. Ching K'o Assassinating the King of Ch'in
(Matching tags: Ching Ko,art)
The upper panel depicts Ching K'o trying to assassinate the King of Ch'in. The image depicts the tense moment when the assassin Ching K'o threws a dagger which mistakenly hits the palace pillar, allowing ...
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