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Child Tears and Blossoms.
Chinese Pictures on Silk and Paper

20.01.2015 to 21.06.2015

The exhibition presents Chinese paintings and textiles from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912) featuring images of children and flowers. Children and flowers symbolize spring, growth, and happiness. There is even a happy ending to the story of the weeping boy on a piece of silk embroidery from the 19th century. The centrepiece of the exhibition is an important new acquisition: a large silk tapestry (Chinese: kesi) bearing a lotus and phoenix pattern and dating from the early Ming Dynasty, 14th/15th century.

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Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin

partially wheelchair accessible

Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00

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