Guarding the Dead:
Tomb Figurines of Medieval China
This talk will examine figurines from tombs of the Chinese "medieval period" (c. 220-750 A.D.), a turbulent but seminal period in Chinese art after the fall of the Han Empire (206 B.C.-A.D. 220). Influences from Central Asia, ancient Persia, India, Northern Steppes, and the Byzantium Empire are evident on the art made for the service and protection of the dead.
Special Exhibitions - Metropolitan Museum of Art
China: Dawn of a Golden Age (200–750 AD)
October 12, 2004–January 23, 2005
Special Exhibition Galleries, The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor
This landmark exhibition will tell the story of Chinese art and culture during this formative period, focusing especially on cross-cultural interchange between East and West. Comprising some 300 objects in all, this will be one of the largest exhibitions ever to come out of China.