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CHINESE IVORIES FROM THE KWAN COLLECTION. Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1990. 384 pp. with 289 ills. (238 col.). 29 x 22 cm. ISBN 9627101168 Bilingual in Chinese and English.
This well-illustrated presentation of 200 figure carvings, ornaments and utilitarian objects from a distinguished private collection surveys the historical and artistic evolution of Chinese ivory carving from the 12th century B.C. to the early 20th century. Three essays discuss ancient works in ivory and bone, summarize major archaeological finds from the Shang to the Yuan dynasty, and trace the development of ivory carving in the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 022943
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