University of HK Art Museum 香港大学美术博物馆. 9 x 12", 327 pp., 150 items illustrated in color, text in Chinese and English, paper, Hong Kong, 1999. Item #9566
This exhibition aims to highlight a particular aspect of Chinese culture: the art with which the Chinese beautified themselves. Presenting various gold, silver, and amber ornaments, the catalogue presents updated research on the topic, especially on Liao dynasty ornaments. The Mengdiexuan collection includes many extraordinary examples of Liao pieces, including headdresses, belts and other personal ornaments as well as horse harness and saddle fittings.
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