National Palace Museum: SHANG WANG WU DING YU FU HAO: YIN SHANG SHENGSHI WENHUA YISHU TE ZHAN. King Wu Ding and Lady Hao: Art and Culture of the Late Shang Dynasty. Taibei, 2012. 351 pp. Colour plates throughout. A few b/w text illustrations. 30x23 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum exploring the culture of the late Shang dynasty by focussing on two famous excavations at the site of the ancient Shang dynasty capital at Yinxu near Anyang in China's Henan province. The tomb of King Wu Ding was found in 1936 whilst that of his consort, Lady Hao, was discovered (miraculously intact) much later in 1976. The exhibition brings together loans from Academia Sinica in Taiwan together with loans from the Henan Museum and Institute of Archaeology CASS in mainland China. Comprises an excellent archaeological survey of a very precise period in the late Shang dynasty. The exhibits include numerous fine bronzes, oracle bones, carved bone and small jade objects. Prefaces, introductions to each section and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Item 477 in List 203.
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