Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer

July 14, 2019
Editor: Li Haoran

The Palace Museum in Beijing recently shared a range of photos featuring its collection of lotus-themed relics on the micro blog Sina Weibo, as a way to celebrate summer. The images showcase utensils, ornaments, clothing and painting in the theme of lotus, lotus seed or lotus leaf. Let's take a look.

Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer
A Longquan kiln glazed brush washer in the shape of lotus leaf from the Yongzheng Period of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). [Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer
An agalloch eaglewood lotus-shaped jade ornament from the Qing Dynasty. [Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer
A Ge kiln glazed lotus seed-style pot from the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty. [Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer
A lotus painting from the Song Dynasty (960-1279). [Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer
An azure-glazed lotus seed-style pot from the Yongzheng Period of the Qing Dynasty. [Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer
A blue silk shirt decorated with lotus patterns from the Daoguang Period of the Qing Dynasty. [Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer
A bluish white-glazed lotus seed-style bowl from the Xuande Period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). [Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer
An agate brush washer in the shape of lotus leaf from the Qing Dynasty. [Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
Lotus-Themed Relics Add Freshness to Summer
A pair of blue embroidered high-waist cotton stockings decorated with traditional Chinese patterns of lotus, water and clouds. [Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]


(Source: chinadaily.com.cn)

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