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Chinese colored pottery that swept the world
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Quantity: 150

Size:800㎡


Brief


A shipwreck form the 9th century found in Indonesian waters revealed a Chinese export trade of a stunning scale. There were more than 55,600 pieces of colored porcelain from Changsha kilns in the Tang Dynasty, accounting for 85% of the total goods. Colorful, elegant, affordable and folksy are the key words that one associates with Changsha kiln porcelain. It is like an encyclopedia of the Tang Dynasty, showing all aspects of people’s lives in the 9th century. The Tang Dynasty style spread to more than 20 countries and regions with the Maritime Silk Road in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia and North Africa, even influencing local ceramic decorative art.


Through the Changsha kiln porcelains, this exhibition aims to show its unique charm, significance and position, which is different from other kinds of porcelains. Changsha kiln pioneered in integrating the arts of painting and calligraphy into porcelain for the first time, representing the first peak of the development of Chinese colored porcelain. A picture of life in the Tang Dynasty in China seems to open up for you. You will feel as if you are standing on a ship mast, feeling the surge of cultural exchanges through maritime trade between East and West.