Gugong Museum: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANGPIN DAXI: TAOCI BIAN 1: XINSHIQI SHIDAI ZHI HANDAI. Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Ceramics 1: From the Neolithic Age to the Han Dynasty. Gugong Bowuyuan Cangpin Daxi. Beijing, 2013. 330 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 200 small colour text plates. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
Volume One of a beautifully-produced large format series showing the highly-important Chinese ceramics collection of the Gugong Museum in Beijing. An in-depth and representative survey. This volume covers pottery and ceramics from the Neolithic through to, and including, the Han dynasty. The material excavated from archaeological sites across China. All illustrated in full page colour plates and with some pieces also shown in close-up detail. Many superb and unusual pieces. Comprises 60 Neolithic examples (including many 'monochromes'), 36 from the Shang, Zhou, Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States, and the remainder (104) dating from the Western and Eastern Han dynasties.
The smaller objects are shown life-size, the larger ones life-size or near life-size. This allows true and full appreciation. Dual texts in Chinese and English, including list of plates and captions to plates. Very little, if any, of this material has previously been published. Recommended.
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