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Asian Art and History

Gold from the Silk Road

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Jan 18, 10:30am
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Asian Art and History
Gold from the Silk Road

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning

Jason Sun, Ph.D., Brook Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The frequent trade and contact over the Silk Road brought about an unprecedented growth of gold and silver vessels and jewelry before and during the Tang dynasty. Their shapes, decorations and manufacturing techniques, all inspired by the art of the Persian world, had a lasting impact on Chinese decorative arts in the following centuries.

This presentation is part of the Asian Art and History series.

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Jason Sun

Jason Sun

Jason Sun, Brook Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, acquired his Ph.D. at Princeton University. Before he came to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he was E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of East Asian Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, where he reinstalled the permanent collection of Chinese art and curated the exhibition The Actor’s Image: the Japan- Virginia Society's C. Coleman McGehee Collection of Ukiyoe Prints. He joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1999 and is now Curator of Chinese Art. Dr. Sun is a member on the board of trustees of the Museum of Chinese in America, in New York and a Fellow of China National Academy of Painting, Beijing. He has published and lectured widely on Chinese art, especially in the areas of jade carving, metalwork, calligraphy, and archaeology.


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