HAN TO TANG DYNASTY (202 BCE - 907 CE)

Door wide open, time to become international

The term 'Han' represents the majority of the Chinese population now, which shows how important the Han dynasty was in Chinese history. From the first century BCE onwards, China established connections with the Western world intensely through the Silk Road, particularly during the Tang dynasty, which reached as far as the Roman Empire and even North Africa. Several dynasties then were ruled by foreigners from the North and West. Religions and cultures, as well as arts to serve them were also constantly imported: glass, precious metals, blue glaze, marble sculptures, etc. These exciting years transformed China into a cultural melting pot, rife with new ideas and new ways of life, making China truly international.

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SMALL MARBLE GUARDIAN

​唐漢白玉金剛力士

LARGE BLACK DOUBLE-HANDLE AMPHORA

​戰漢黑陶“羊角”罐

GUILT BRONZE BOSHANLU

​漢代鎏金博山爐

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FAT LADY DRESSED IN BLUE WITH A BIRD
唐藍釉賞雀仕女俑(小胖妞)

FOREIGN MERCHANT ON HORSE EARTHENWARE FIGURE

唐代胡人商人騎馬俑

PAINTED COCOON SHAPED STORAGE JAR

漢代茧型器

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SICHUAN DANCER

​漢代川蜀舞女俑

PAINTED NUDE FEMALE COURTIER (STICK LADY)

漢代女裸俑