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  • Six Exquisite Mother-of-Pearl Artifacts from Gujarat

    By January 27, 2020

    Mother-of-Pearl an iridescent layer carved out of snail shells, usually the Turbo Marmoratus. It is a luminous material that naturally reflects pink and green hues. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was used to embellish highly sought-after...

  • Chinese New Year – the Art of Celebration

    By January 25, 2020

    Imagine a household celebrating the Chinese New Year where children share a home and joyfully play together. They have different kinds of toys to play with; two children play with a puppet hanging from a pole, like out...

  • The Growing Terracotta Army

    By January 22, 2020

    When people mention the terracotta army, the first thing that comes to mind is the phrase “the eighth wonder of the world”. It is a symbol of China’s thousands of years of culture. The First Emperor’s terracotta army...

  • The Tang Shipwreck – Southeast Asia’s Maritime Heritage

    By January 21, 2020

    Discovered near the Belitung Island in Indonesia, the Tang Shipwreck is a momentous archeological discovery of recent times that provides significant evidence of commercial relations between the Far East and the Middle East in the 9th century. The...

  • In Good Company at Bonhams – An Exhibition of Fine Indian Paintings in London

    By January 10, 2020

    The global auction house, Bonhams and Arts of Hindostan will be staging a special exhibit of Fine Indian Paintings of the Company School from private collections that have never been publicly displayed before! This is a ‘viewing-only’ exhibit that is...

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    Chinese Traditional Painting: Interesting Stories

    By January 2, 2020

    Traditional Chinese paintings are known for their distinctive style. When did Chinese painting begin and how to read it? What did it mean for the artists? Did they simply respond to and try to capture the world around...

  • Hiroshige’s Winter Views of Edo

    By December 21, 2019

    One of the most famous woodblock printers of the late Edo period in Japan, Hiroshige, produced a series of a hundred views showing Edo city (today’s Tokyo) from unusual viewing angles, which revealed the hidden beauty of everyday...

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