Date: December 1, 2015
The first cross-strait exhibition of tricolor glazed pottery from the Tang dynasty (618-907)
kicked off Nov. 24 at the National Museum of History in Taipei City, in celebration of the facility’s 60th anniversary.
Featuring 120 signature artworks from the NMH and Luoyang Museum in Henan province, mainland China, the two-month event features largely brown, green and white-glazed items comprising animal and human figurines, everyday utensils and burial objects.
“These vividly designed pieces showcase the museum’s efforts to foster a vibrant multicultural scene,” NMH Director Chang Yui-tan said. “The event also underscores the government’s commitment to preserving traditional arts in conjunction with our counterparts on the other side of the strait.”
Unearthed in Henan in the 1920s during the construction of the Longhai Railway connecting Lianyungang in Jiangsu province with Lanzhou in Gansu province, many of the artifacts with unique and significant form, decoration, glaze and style offer showgoers a glimpse of everyday life during the heyday of the Tang dynasty, according to Chang. [FULL STORY]