Rastelli, Sabrina ed: CHINA AT THE COURT OF THE EMPERORS. Unknown Masterpieces from Han Tradition to Tang Elegance (25-907). Milan, 2008. 317 pp. Colour plates throughout. 24x28 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence and then at the Museo di Antichita in Turin showing nearly 200 masterpieces of Chinese art from 32 museums in Shaanxi, Henan, Gansu and Jiangsu provinces, many never exhibited before in the West. The exhibition examined the period from the Eastern Han dynasty through to the Tang dynasty, during which Chinese civilization underwent radical transformation culminating in the rise of the Tang dynasty where the synthesis of foreign and indigenous elements created a dynamic cosmopolitan civilization. Contributions by eminent scholars.
Item 555 in List 204.
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