2015 No.4
Exhibition: Restrained Lustre: Chinese Jades from the Cissy and Robert Tang Collection, Art Museum
 

The exhibition features 109 of the best pieces from Cissy and Robert Tang's jade collection spanning from Neolithic times to the late Qing period with a focus on personal ornaments, human-like sculptures and literati accoutrements which illustrate a vivid relationship between jade, a special rock gift from Nature, and the human beings who chose to manipulate it as a way of expressing their spiritual beliefs, social values and personal sentiments over the past millennia. In conjunction with furniture, painting, calligraphy and other Chinese works, the exhibition aims to create a contemplative space in which to experience for a moment of how traditional Chinese literati enjoyed their acquisitions.

Highlights from the exhibition are as follows:

Cong with 6.5 tiers of human face motifs
Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, ca.2500–2200 BCE
H: 21.3 cm W: 6 cm × 6.5 cm (top) 5.8 cm × 5.8 cm (bottom)
Ornamental finial in the shape of a kneeling human figure
Mid to late Shang period, 13th–12th century BCE
H: 7.4 cm W: 3.7 cm D: 1.6 cm
Curved ornament in the shape of a bird with tall crest, trimmed
Mid to late Shang period, 13th–12th century BCE
H: 10.2 cm W: 3.5 cm D: 0.6 cm
Pendant of a dancer
Late Warring States period, 3rd century BCE
H: 8.3 cm W: 3.1 cm D: 0.45 cm
Openwork ornament in the shape of a dragon on cloud scrolls
Tang or Liao Dynasty, 9th–10th century CE
L: 8.3 cm H: 4.8 cm D: 0.3 cm
Swan-shaped pendant container with gold lid
Liao Dynasty, 10th century CE
L: 8.4 cm H: 5.2 cm D: 2.6 cm
Eight-lobed dish with dragon motif in low relief
Liao Dynasty, 11th century CE
D: 15.5 cm (at rim) 12.8 cm (at base) H: 1.4 cm
D: 0.2 cm
Sculpture of man on a donkey approaching a bridge and boy
Qing Dynasty, Qianglong period, 18th century CE
L: 10.7 cm H: 6.7 cm D: 3.4 cm

Exhibition Periods :28 November 2015 – 28 February 2016
Venue :Gallery II, Art Museum, ICS, CUHK
Opening Hours :Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays and public holidays 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Closed:Thursdays, New Year, Lunar New Year, Easter and Christmas Holidays
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