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Aug
8
Lacquer Screen with Figure Story Paintings from Sima Jinlong Tomb

The painting topics at that time could be divided into three categories: one is classic stories, second is folk realistic stories, and the third is mythology stories. Royal and noble families specially emphasize on classic stories in order to educate and civilize people. So most of figure paintings in these families have such content. Screens are also a great platform for such stories. This lacquer painting is a typical example, showing most stories about exemplar women.

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Jul
21
Lacquer Plate from Zhu Ran Tomb: A Painting of Noble Life

Jun
28
Zhu Ran Lacquer Clogs: Friendly Exchanges between China and Japan

Dec
14
Red Lacquer Wood Bowl: The Origin of Lacquerware