Tang Dynasty Tomb Figures of Hu People – Portraying the Multicultural Vigor on the Silk Road – at The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka

16th December 2017 - 25th March, 2018 | The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
This exhibition introduces the charm of the Hu ren yong or tomb figures of Hu people of the Tang dynasty by showing approximately 60 works from the collection of Qingcheng County Museum in Gansu Province, China. Yong of Hu people were excavated from the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) tomb of Mu Tai (730 AD), which was discovered in Qingcheng County, Gansu Province in 2001. This exhibition will be the first occasion to show these figures to the Japanese public. Hu ren yong are ceramic funerary figures of Hu ren (a term used in China referring to non-Han people, such as the Sogdians) who have “exotic” appearances, one of the symbols of the Silk Road culture of the Tang dynasty. The group of yong figures excavated from the Mu Tai tomb is one of the leading excellent works for their remarkably innovative beauty, particularly the vivid colors and extremely realistic modeling.   official website ››  http://www.moco.or.jp/en/exhibition/current/?e=452


  • Tang Dynasty Tomb Figures of Hu People – Portraying the Multicultural Vigor on the Silk Road – at The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka     Tang Dynasty Tomb Figures of Hu People – Portraying the Multicultural Vigor on the Silk Road – at The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
      「唐代胡人俑―シルクロードを駆けた夢」大阪市立東洋陶磁美術館(大阪市北区中之島)