31 October 2015 – Ceramic Shards Handling Session At NUS Museum


Ceramic Shards Handling Session At NUS Museum

3pm, Saturday, 31 October 2015
50 Kent Ridge Crescent

assemble at Lee Kong Chian Gallery (car park level)

SEACS members are fortunate to be invited to study Prof John Miksic’s collection of shards at the NUS Museum and SEACS Vice President Lim Yah Chiew will bring shards to complement the collection.

Trowulan, former capital city of Majapahit, is located 60 km from Surabaya, East Java. The site houses a wealth of heritage in the form of temples, gateways, water structures, reservoirs, canal system, construction elements, thousands of terracotta and ceramic tools used for domestic purposes. And a huge quantity of Yuan blue and white shards, Longquan celadon and Cizhou wares have been recovered.

The Majapahit Empire claimed relationships with Champa, Khmer Kingdom, Siam, southern Burma, and Vietnam, and even sent missions to China.

Studies on Vietnam blue and white wares reflect a great influence by the Chinese Yuan and Ming migrants. The trade between Majapahit with Vietnam and Champa with the support of Ming emperor saw a big influx of Vietnam stoneware blue and white of the 15th C to Trowulan.

This handling session is a chance for comparison and identification to understand Chinese Yuan blue and white and Vietnam blue and white. We also can compare Longquan celadon from China with that of Vietnamese celadon.

This is a private event open to SEACS members only
Please register your attendance with Marjorie @ email art@artforum.com.sg
Non members are welcome if they apply for membership at the door
Please do register your intention with Marjorie as space is limited