Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures

Unknown artist (Neo-Assyrian, Mesopotamian), Tiglath-Pileser III Receiving Homage, 745/727 BC, Limestone relief carving. Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund. DIA No. 50.32

“China”= Porcelain: The Importance of Chinese Ceramics on Global Traditions

Sunday, May 12, 2013

2:00 PM Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

“China”= Porcelain: The Importance of Chinese Ceramics on Global Traditions


Denise Patry Leidy

Curator of Chinese Sculpture and Decorative Arts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Sunday, May 12; 2 p.m.

Chinese ceramics tell many stories. Some are technological; others are cultural and illustrate historic trends, such as the rise of maritime trade. This lecture explores the impact of Chinese ceramics on global history from the eighth through the eighteenth century, focusing largely on works in the DIA’s collection.


Sponsored by Asian and Islamic Art Forum

Image Credit: Unknown artist, China; Deep Dish (detail), 1403/24; porcelain with underglaze cobalt and clear glaze. Founders Society Purchase, Sarah Bacon Hill Fund. DIA no. 47.370