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Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China, Hardback Book

Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China Hardback

Edited by Fan Jeremy Zhang


Royal Taste offers a rare opportunity to examine more than a hundred objects from five museums in Hubei, China, including metal and porcelain work, jewellery, paintings and sculpture.

Highlights include exciting archaeological finds from recently excavated royal tombs and state-commissioned Daoist statues from Mt Wudang that illustrate the luxurious life and religious practice of princely courts in early and mid-Ming China (1368-1644). With essays and entries from seven leading scholars, this beautifully illustrated catalogue offers fresh perspectives on the material culture of China at a time before Europe entered its great age of discovery.

Major themes include the impact of state patronage on Daoist and Tibetan Buddhist art, and the role of princely courts in defining late imperial Chinese art and culture.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 140 colour
  • Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental art
  • ISBN: 9781857599725