Beijing Capital Museum ed: 1420: CONG NANJING DAO BEIJING. Nanjing to Beijing: 600th Anniversary of Moving the Capital of Ming Empire. Beijing, 2020. 189 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 29x24 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Capital Museum in Beijing exploring the cultural legacy surrounding the momentous move in 1420 of the capital of the Ming dynasty, and thus China, from Nanjing to Beijing. Nearly all the artefacts are early Ming from around 1420 and seek to give context to the establishment of the new capital. Much material from archaeological excavations in Beijing including architectural fragments and ceramics, gold and jewellery and other luxury items testifying to the wealth that the move of the capital brought to Beijing. Illustrated throughout in colour. Text in Chinese.
Subjects: Beijing Art
Item 279 in List 204.
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