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Palace Museum Exhibition Table of Contents

"Grand Exhibition of Cultural Relics Collected over the Last 50 Years"

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See a summary of the calligraphy and painting section of the Palace Museum commemorative exhibition.

Bronze steamer (yan). Shang (ca. 1600 BC - ca. 1100 BC). Height 39.8 cm, width 26 cm. Donated by Feng Nu, 1955.

Bronze steamer (yan), detail of inscription inside vessel. Shang (ca. 1600 BC - ca. 1100 BC). Height 39.8 cm, width 26 cm. Donated by Feng Nu, 1955.

Green-glazed sheep's-head jar. Western Jin (265-316). Height 23.8 cm, diameter at mouth 10.8 cm, diameter at foot, 10.8 cm. Palace Museum purchase, 1955.

Seated stone Amitabha Buddha from the Wanfo Temple, Chengdu. Liu Song (420-479). Height 66 cm. Donated by Xie Yujuan, 1955.

Seated Guanyin in polychromed wood. Song (960-1279). Height 127 cm. Transferred from the Cultural Relics Bureau, 1959.

Yaozhou green-glazed ceramic bowl with carved lotus pattern. Song (960-1279). Height 7.2 cm, diameter at mouth 18.7 cm, diameter at foot, 5.5 cm. Palace Museum purchase, 1958.

Blue-and-white porcelain spouted jar with decoration of phoenixes and peonies. Yuan (1260-1368). Height 23.5 cm, diameter at mouth, 4.7 cm, diameter at foot 7.3 cm. Palace Museum purchase, 1955.

Bodhidharma in bronze. Ming (1368-1644). Height 16.5 cm. Transferred from the Cultural Relics Bureau, 1958.

Carved bamboo brush holder with motif of horse rolling on the ground. Qing (1644-1912). Height 13.9 cm, diameter at mouth, 10.1 cm, diameter at base, 10 cm. Transferred from the Cultural Relics Bureau, 1955.

Writing paper depicting plum blossoms on jade. Qing (1644-1912). Length 50 cm, width 49.5 cm. Transferred from the Cultural Relics Bureau, 1974.

Purchase the dual exhibition catalogue Selected Gems of Cultural Relics--newly collected in the Palace Museum in the last fifty years, from which these images have been selected.


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