Online Curator Talk: Shawn Yuan
Join Shawn Yuan, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, for a talk about the several artistic traditions that have made Liao ceramics an important part of Asian ceramic history.
The Liao dynasty was founded by the Khitans who lived in northern China and were ethnically distinct from the majority Chinese in the south. Khitans developed their artistic language through trade, wars, and religious exchanges with the worlds around them, in particular with the Chinese. The famed collection of Asian ceramics at SAMA includes a large group of ceramics from the Liao empire.