Treasure Troves of the Past: Tomb & Grave Goods from Ancient China


For centuries, Chinese viewed the afterlife as an extension of worldly life, and the tomb and grave goods from archeological excavations provide a remarkable insight into belief systems and reveal how people in ancient China approached death and how they lived. In addition to mingqi or spirit objects, other magnificent funerary objects through centuries help us understand the significance attached to rituals and practices where proper conduct of the burial ceremony was always a matter of utmost importance. What better way to understand the present, where elements of this ancient tradition live on to this day in the practice of burning paper representations of luxury goods at Chinese funerals.

Please join Dr. Vidya Schalk as she explores this fascinating topic along with artefacts on display during the talk loaned by members of SEACS. SEACS members will be showing actual ceramic objects from their own collections, and the public is also encouraged to bring items from their collections to share with others.

  • Venue Address was changed to "81 Victoria Street Singapore 188064". Orig#275046 2017-09-04 15:31:57
Sat Sep 16, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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81 Victoria Street Singapore 188064 Singapore
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Southeast Asian Ceramic Society