Treasures Unearthed: Chinese Archaeological Artefacts from Shang to Tang 16thC BCE 10th C CENovember 23, 2007 - November 23, 2007
In the past, many ancient tombs throughout China were raided or looted for their artifacts and sold to Chinese scholars, foreign collectors and museums. Art historians have come to admire the great beauty and exquisite workmanship of these tomb artifacts, which offer unrivalled material for the study of daily life and ancient technologies, while revealing the different classes of people found in China and how each prepared for the afterlife.
Treasures Unearthed highlights the Gallery?s exquisite, extensive collection of Chinese archeological artefacts, which includes garment hooks, mat weights, gold and decorative plaques more than 2500 years old. The Gallery?s collection of jade ornaments, ceramic tomb figurines, pottery, bronze vessels and weapons will be featured alongside a large number of early gold, silver and bronze artefacts from the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection.