Other Curio in National Palace Museum, part2
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of curios! Here, you can explore some of the most interesting artifacts from China's imperial past. We have a variety of different items on display here, including a Carved Bamboo Root Carving of a Well-Wishing Horse and Monkey, a Cloisonne Censer in the Form of a Wild Duck, a Tuan Inkstone with Cloud-and-Dragon Decor and 99 Columns and a Round Box with Peony Decor Filled-In Lacquerware. These are all unique pieces that tell us about how people lived during this time period. Come take a look at these fascinating artifacts today!
1. Carved bamboo root carving of a well-wishing horse and monkey
This carving of a bamboo root depicts a horse in a semi-reclining position, with a small monkey sitting on its back and holding a peach.
2. Cloisonne censer in the form of a wild duck
This is a censer in the form of a wild duck from the Ming dynasty. It is made of copper and the lid and body of the vessel fit seamlessly at the abdomen of the duck, while the incense smoke passes through the neck and out of the bill.
3. Tuan Inkstone with Cloud-and-Dragon Decor and 99 Columns
This inkstone was carved from a single piece of Tuan River stone. It is greyish-black with yellowish-green eyes that look like oval pupils with brownish-yellow points in the center.
4. Round Box with Peony Decor Filled-In Lacquerware
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