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  • Meat-shaped stone. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Stone: jasper; stand: gold. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guza 000178 Lü-413. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Headdress for a court lady (dianzi). Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Jade, tourmaline, pears, pearls, lapis lazuli, and fabric. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guza 005974 Jin-74-46. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Hibiscus-shaped bowl, by the Imperial Workshop, Beijing. Qing dynasty, reign of Emperor Yongzheng (1723–1735). Agate. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guza 000108 Tian-168-16. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Ritual dou vessel with phoenix-shaped handles, by the Imperial Workshop, Beijing. Qing dynasty, reign of Emperor Yongzheng (1723–1735). Copper alloy with cloisonné enamel inlays. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Gufa 000116 Lie 427–16. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Glass vase with design of peony blossoms, by The Imperial Workshop, Beijing. Qing dynasty, reign of Emperor Kangxi (1662–1722). Glass painted with enamel. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guci 017588 Lie-360-73. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Belt ornament set with design of dragons, fish, and flowers. Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Nephrite. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guyu 003477-003496 Tian-1228. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Flower vase. Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Copper alloy with cloisonné enamel inlays. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Gufa 000761 Lü 1847-38. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Vase with flower designs. Ming dynasty (1368-1644), reign of Emperor Yongle (1403–1424. Carved red lacquer (tihong). National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guqi 000468 Que-395-2. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Ritual instrument bell (Yize zhong), approx. 1105. Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), reign of Emperor Huizong (1100–1125). Bronze. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Zhongtong 000742 JW-1944. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Vase with revolving core and eight-trigram design, approx. 1744. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Qing dynasty, reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736–1795). Porcelain with golden glaze, multicolor decoration, and appliquéd sculpture. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guci 017214 Lie-408. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Bowl with design of cranes and long-tailed birds amid camellias and rocks. Glazed bowl made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province; decoration by the Imperial Workshop, Beijing, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), reign of Emperor Yongzheng (1723–1735). Porcelain with overglaze multicolor enamel. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guci 017543 Lie 226. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Cup with chicken design. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Ming dynasty, reign of Emperor Chenghua (1465–1487). Porcelain with underglaze and overglaze multicolor decoration. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guci 005189 Cang-164-19-1. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Ewer in the shape of a monk’s cap with poem by Emperor Qianlong carved on the bottom. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Ming dynasty, reign of Emperor Xuande (1426–1435). Porcelain with red glaze. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guci 017764 Lü-1804-30. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Vase with West Asian entertainers. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Ming dynasty, reign of Emperor Yongle (1403–1424). Porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guci 012549 Que-441. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Cup and saucer. Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Porcelain with cobalt glaze and gilt decoration. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guci 017371 Tian-1146-1, Guci 017370 Tian-1146. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Vase carved with Emperor Qianlong’s poem on the base. Official Ru kiln, Henan province, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). High–fired ceramic with celadon glaze. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guci 017856 Kun-223-5. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Beijing Observatory (Observatoire de Peking), 1736, by Jean-Baptiste Du Halde (France, 1674–1743). Qing dynasty (1644–1911), reign of Emperor Yongzheng (1723–35). Etching and engraving on paper. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Zengtu 000032. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • White Falcon, by Lang Shining (Giuseppe Castiglione; Italian, 1688–1766). Qing dynasty, reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736–1795). Hanging scroll, color on silk. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guhua 000958. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • An auspicious start, after Emperor Xuande’s (Xuanzong’s) “An auspicious start”, 1772, by Hongli (Emperor Qianlong, 1711–1799). Qing dynasty, reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736–1795). Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guhua 000762. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Illustrations of farming and weaving, approx. 1696, by Leng Mei (1662–after 1742). Qing dynasty (1644–1911), reign of Emperor Kangxi (1662–1722). Album leaves, colors on silk. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guhua 003383. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Peaks emerging from spring clouds, by Wang Yuanqi (1642–1715). Qing dynasty, reign of Emperor Kangxi (1662–1722). Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Zhonghua 000052. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Mountain villa and lofty retreat, attributed to Li Zai (died 1431). Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Hanging scroll, ink on silk. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guhua 000829. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Cats in a flower-and-rock garden, 1426, by Zhu Zhanji (Emperor Xuande, 1398–1435). Ming dynasty, reign of Emperor Xuande (1425–1435). Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guhua 000421. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Calligraphic works, by Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322) and Xianyu Shu (1257–1302). Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Album leaves, eight pages, ink on paper. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Gushu 000252-0. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Goddess Magu (Hemp Maiden). Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guhua 002064. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Snow over mountains and streams at dusk, approx. 1100–50. Song dynasty (960–1279). Hanging scroll, ink on silk. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guhua 000143. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Walking on a path in spring, by Ma Yuan (active approx. 1160–after 1225), calligraphy attributed to Zhao Kuo (Emperor Ningzong, 1168–1224). Southern Song dynasty, reign of Emperor Ningzong (1195–1224). Album leaf, ink and color on silk. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Guhua 001289-13. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Half portrait of Empress Wu. Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Album leaf, ink and color on silk. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Zhonghua 000323-5. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Half-portrait of Emperor Gaozong, by Zhao Gou. Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Album leaf, ink and color on silk. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Zhonghua 000322-11. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.
  • Grotesque Stones in the slender-gold style, by Zhao Ji (Emperor Huizong, 1082–1135). Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), reign of Emperor Huizong (1100–1125). Album leaf, ink on paper. National Palace Museum, Taipei, Gushu, 000242-2. Photograph © National Palace Museum, Taipei.