Aurora Art Museum: HAN TANG TAOYONG. (Painted Pottery Tomb Figurines from the Han to the Tang Dynasty in the Collection of Aurora Art Museum). Taibei, 2017. 255 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 29x21 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of the extremely fine collection of Chinese tomb figurines, many painted, in the Aurora Art Museum with branches in Taibei and now Shanghai. The figurines are predominantly Han and Tang dynasty but a few Northern Qi examples are present as is an intact and very appealing Ming residential compound of buildings, figures and a pig. A total of 48 exhibits are shown. Many of these comprise groups of figurines - dancers, bearded Persian musicians, female musicians and the aforementioned Ming residential compound. Also fine fat ladies, horses and camels. A good and focussed addition to the literature on the subject.
List of contents and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: Ceramics Archaeology
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 329 in printed List 197.
Record produced by Hanshan Tang Books, www.hanshan.com.