6000 years of ceramic artefacts: from the Mediterranean to Asia

6000 years of ceramic artefacts: from the Mediterranean to Asia

You can read the history of man through the ceramic finds that have come down to us. It is in fact an ancient art whose artefacts are repositories of the culture and aesthetic sense of a civilization in a given historical period. The purchased study of ceramic objects is capable of revealing unexpected surprises, showing the points of contact and exchange between different civilisations.
The current exhibition at the Tsinghua University Art Museum aims to offer an overview of the production of porcelain outside of China over a very broad time span, of approximately 6000 years. The selection of ancient finds brings together some incredible artefacts from Eurasia and ancient Egypt. The visit itinerary that follows is organized on a geographical basis: from the finds of the ancient Near East, to the production that developed in the Iranian plateau and its surroundings. One section is dedicated to the ceramics produced by the Indus Valley civilization, another to the Mediterranean tradition. There are examples of late painted pottery from Central Asia, the early Islamic period of Iran, and Southeast Asia. A sort of time travel that allows visitors to appreciate the exquisite workmanship of the finds from different periods and regions outside of China, in order to better understand the commonalities and differences between the different civilisations.

Viola Canova - © 2024 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing
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