Gugong Museum: QING GONG WUBEI. Armaments and Military Provisions. 清宮武備. Complete Collection of Treasures Gugong, 56. Shanghai, 2008. 28, 264 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x22 cm. Boards.
GBP 100.00
Shows 286 superb examples of swords, saddles, arrows, paintings with military scenes, guns, cannon, armour, spears and other military-related artefacts held in the collection of the Gugong Museum in Beijing. Many of the objects come from the Qing Court Collection and of particular note are the swords, many with stunning inlaid or gilt decoration and a good number with Mughal-style inlaid jade hilts. Captions in English, otherwise Chinese text.
Subjects: Armour and Weapons
Item 44 in List 203.
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