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FILS DU CIEL (Son of Heaven). Ed. by Jean-Paul Desroches and Ilse Timperman. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 2009. Europalia.China. Published by Europalia International, Brussels, and Mercatorfonds, Brussels. 232 pp. with 260 ills. (248 col.). 28 x 24 cm. ISBN 9789061538875 In French.
Examining the ritual dialogue between heaven and earth as indicated by the Chinese emperor's traditional status as "Son of Heaven," a title bestowed for hundreds of years upon Chinese rulers whose task it was to maintain the harmony of the universe, this catalogue documents some 250 works that date from the fourth millennium B.C. through the modern period, including bronze sacrificial vessels, imperial robes, astronomical instruments, painted scrolls, works in porcelain and other objects.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China — Several Media
Plans: 02,04,19,21,69
Worldwide Number: 033091
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