An exhibition, China and the World: Seacraft and Porcelain Exhibition along the Maritime Silk Road, opened at the Nanjing Museum on Sept 28.
A blue and red porcelain jar is on display at the Nanjing Museum, Sept 28. [Photo/IC]
A lotus leaf shaped brush washer is exhibited at the Nanjing Museum, Sept 28. [Photo/IC]
Featuring the shipwrecks and porcelains from Tang Dynasty (618-907) to Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the exhibition displays over 300 cultural relics, some of which come from the National Museum and Palace Museum collection.
It shows the maritime traffic, seamanship, porcelain trade, and cultural communication of ancient China. Through these treasures, the scroll of the Maritime Silk Road history is unfolded.
A blue and white porcelain plate with the design of a phoenix in the morning sun is on display at the Nanjing Museum, Sept 28. [Photo/IC]
A brown-glazed jar with dragon pattern is exhibited at the Nanjing Museum, Sept 28. [Photo/IC]
Located in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, the Nanjing Museum is one of the largest museums in China. It also boasts one of the largest collections of the Ming and Qing royal porcelain in the world.