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National Palace Museum (Taipei)

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NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM: A CONVERSATION WITH CHINESE HISTORY

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OVERVIEW:
Set off on a creative journey with the LEGO National Palace Museum and delve into the wonders of Chinese culture! This esteemed museum, known for its extensive collection of ancient Chinese artifacts, beckons countless enthusiasts each year. My LEGO creation aims to capture the museum's magnificence, showcasing a selection of historical treasures. Relish in constructing this monumental edifice!

DISCOVER THE INSIDE:
Within this set, the marvels of Chinese history unfold through 7 themed sections—bronze, ceramics, jade, paintings & calligraphy, documents, and a striking golden statue. Each carries a rich backstory. Building this set offers a two-fold joy: the fun of piecing together LEGO bricks and the exploration of historical narratives from China.

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THE COLLECTION:
Bronze:
  • Square Ding, Shang dynasty and Western Zhou dynasty
  • Pan water vessel of San, late Western Zhou dynasty, BC857-828
Ceramics:
  • Pottery figure of a standing lady with painted colors, Tang dynasty, AD618-907
  • Bowl with impressed decoration of children playing with peonies, Ding ware, Northern Song to Jin dynasty, 11th-13th century
  • Pillow in the shape of a recumbent child, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century
  • Meiping vase with incised lotus decoration, Ding ware, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th centuries
  • Narcissus basin in bluish-green glaze, Ru ware, Northern Song dynasty, AD960-1127
  • Hibiscus-shaped washer with bluish-green glaze, Kuan ware, Southern Song dynasty, AD1127-1279
  • Bowl with black glaze, Northern kiln, Song to Jin dynasty, 12th -13th century
  • Dish with lotus flowers decoration in underglaze blue, Ming dynasty, Yongle reign (1403-1424)
  • Bowl with four-seasons flowers decoration in underglaze blue, Ming dynasty, Yongle reign (1403-1424)
  • Dish with chrysanthemum inside a yellow exterior in falangcai painted enamels, Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty
  • Dish with “Mother Tutoring Her Child” motif in falangcai painted enamels, Qianlong reign (1736-1795), Qing dynasty
Jades:
  • Jade bi disk, Shang dynasty and Zhou dynasty
  • Jadeite bracelet
Painting and Calligraphy:
  • Autumn Colors on the Qiao and Hua Mountains, Zhao Mengfu, Yuan dynasty
  • Draft of a Requiem to My Nephew, Yen Cheng-ch’ing, Tang dynasty
  • Timely Clearing After Snowfall, Wang Xizhi, Chin dynasty
  • Wind in Pines Among a Myriad Valleys, Li T’ang, Song dynasty
  • Travelers Among Mountains and Streams, Fan Kuan, Song dynasty
Documents:
  • Palace Memorials: 奏謝恩賜鹿尾廣橙福橘摺, written by Yue Zhongqi, to Yongzheng Emperor, Qing dynasty
  • Siku Quanshu (Complete Library in Four Sections), Qianlong Emperor, Qing dynasty
The Statue:
  • Buddhist Triad, Gilt Bronze, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

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