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Exhibition of imperial porcelain opens in Beijing

Date: 2020.08.27 Author: Celia Tang

Recently, many of the porcelain shards which were unearthed in Jingdezhen are being exhibited to the public at the exhibition. The exhibition is themed as “Exalted Beings: Imperial Porcelain with Dragon Decorations from the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties”. The exhibition opens at Beijing's Poly Art Museum that runs until September 12. Also, all items in the original catalogue are being digitally showcased on Poly's website.


The exhibition also displays over 60 items, including the works restored from the pieces unearthed in Jingdezhen and the intact artifacts that were for royal use. These pieces reflect the Chinese emperors' aesthetics and the dynamic changes of their times.


In recent years, archaeologists have unearthed numerous porcelain shards in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, where is known as "China's ceramic capital". Reassembling the fragments with long patterns not only revealed state-of-the-art craftsmanship but also put together a puzzle that reveals different facets of imperial China.