2017 Year of Greece & China: The object of December
EXHIBITION
2017 Year of Greece & China: The object of December
FROM 01/12/2017 - TO 07/01/2018
The year 2017 is dedicated to cultural exchanges between Greece and the People's Republic of China. The Benaki Museum will showcase exhibits from its collection of Chinese art in a specially-commissioned cabinet,one for each month.

Figure of a mounted woman. Polychrome glazed and painted earthenware. China, Hebei or Henan provinces. Tang dynasty, first half of AD 8th c. Donated by George Eumorfopoulos (2200).

 

This figure of a female polo player embodies the extravagance of the Tang court at the period of its greatest power, during the reigns of the Xuanzong (r. AD 713–756) and Suzong emperors (r. AD 756–762). With the ‘Silk Routes’ at their most active, the economy prosperous and the government running smoothly throughout an empire of immense size and resources, the court at the capital of Chang’an could indulge in luxurious imported goods, games in which courtesans engaged dressed in men’s clothes and refined artistic and poetic pursuits. Few of the golden eras of human history have been so eloquently immortalised as this society was in its burial figures.

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VISITING INFORMATION

ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΥ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ
DURATION:
01/12/2017 - 07/01/2018
OPENING HOURS:

Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday, Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

TICKETS:

Admission free

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