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Exhibition highlights

There are 87 treasures in the exhibition Heaven and earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Explore a few of the highlights.

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	Qianlong 1736–95, Qing dynasty 1644–1911, 'Square curiosity box with multiple treasures’, wood, jade, bronze, amber, agate, ink on paper, 19.9 × 25.4 × 25.2 cm (box), National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • 	Qianlong 1736–95, Qing dynasty 1644–1911, 'Square curiosity box with multiple treasures’, wood, jade, bronze, amber, agate, ink on paper, 19.9 × 25.4 × 25.2 cm (box), National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • 	Northern Song late 1000s–early 1100s, Song dynasty 960–1279, 'Celadon warming bowl in the shape of a lotus blossom’, porcelain, ru ware, 10.4 × 16.2 cm (rim diam), National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • 	Qing dynasty 1644–1911, 'Painted wood carving of Buddha’s-hand fruit on plate’, porcelain, wood, jade, silk, 11.5 × 15 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • 	Qianlong 1736–95, Qing dynasty 1644–1911, 'Wheeled-bird zun vessel’, copper, cloisonné, 25.8 × 21 × 9 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • 	Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Shen Yuan (1736–95), 'Along the river during the Qingming Festival’ (detail), handscroll, ink and colour on paper, 34.8 × 1185.9 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • 	Ming dynasty 1368–1644, Wen Zhengming (1470–1559), 'Heavy snow in the mountain passes’ 1528–32 (detail), handscroll, ink and colours on paper, 25.3 × 445.2 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • 	Yuan dynasty 1279–1368, Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322), 'Portrait of Su Shi’ 1301 from ‘Odes on the Red Cliff’, album leaf, ink on paper, 27.2 × 11.1 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • 	Qianlong 1736–95, Qing dynasty 1644–1911, 'The sixth month, from scenes of “The twelve lunar months”’, hanging scroll, ink and colours on silk, 320 × 127.6 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei
  • 	Ming dynasty 1368–1644, Qiu Ying (c1494–1552), 'Fuxi’, leaf 1 from the album 'Orthodoxyof rule through the ages’, album leaf, ink and colours on silk, 32.5 × 32.5 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei. Photo: © National Palace Museum, Taipei

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Up close and in the round

Images: Qianlong 1736–95. Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Chen Zuzhang (active 18th century) Olive pit in the form of a boat 1737; Qing dynasty 1644–1911 Meat-shaped stone; Ming dynasty 1368–1644 Map of the heavens. National Palace Museum, Taipei. Images © Art Gallery of New South Wales