Splendors of the Han at the Guimet Museum – Paris

Splendors of the Han at the Guimet Museum – ParisSplendors of the Han at the Guimet Museum – ParisSplendors of the Han at the Guimet Museum – Paris

October 22, 2014 through March 1, 2015

– In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France, “Splendors of the Han: The Development of the Celestial Empire,” presents the remarkable opportunity to view 200 works created during the Han Empire (200 B.C. through 200 A.D.) including 68 examples which are renowned Chinese national treasures. Made possible through extraordinary loans from the Peking Museum as well as 27 provincial museums including the Gansu Museum, Han Yangling Museum, Hebei Museum and Xuzhou Museum, the display presents a range of objects, from the miniature to the monumental, attesting to the artistic achievement and technological prowess of the Han who unified the nation by advancing a shared culture advanced by imperial patronage.

Among the notable works are bronzes, ceramics, funerary masks, gold and jade jewelry, lacquer, paintings, scholarly accessories and most impressively, an imperial shroud completely covered in more than 4,000 jade paillettes sewn on with gold thread. Excavated from tombs and burial sites, the objects evoke the aristocratic lifestyle and refined humanist aesthetic of the Han as expressed through their conceptions of the afterlife and immortality.

"Jade Shroud Fastened with Gold Threads" (202 BC - 8 AD) Western Han Dynasty

“Jade Shroud Fastened with Gold Threads” (202 BC – 8 AD) – Western Han Dynasty

"Gold Belt Plaque" (Second Century B.C.) - Western Han Dynasty

“Gold Belt Plaque” (Second Century B.C.) – Western Han Dynasty

"Standing Horse" (22-220 AD) - Western Han Dynasty

“Standing Horse” (22-220 AD) – Western Han Dynasty


 

Exhibition Official Site

GUIMET MUSEUM

(MUSÉE GUIMET)

6, PLACE D’IÉNA

75116  PARIS, FRANCE

(1) 56-52-53-00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Splendors of the Han: The Development of the Celestial Empire

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN EVERY DAY EXCEPT TUESDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

 

ADMISSION:

9.50€ FOR AN ADULT TICKET WHICH INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE EXHIBITION AND THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.

7€ FOR A REDUCED RATE TICKET (60 AND OVER/ 18 TO 25) WHICH INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE EXHIBITION AND THE PERMANENT COLLECTION.

FREE FOR CHILDREN 17 AND UNDER.

FREE FOR ALL THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

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