China: The Three Emperors

From 12th November 2005 to 17th April 2006, an exhibition was held at the Royal Academy of Arts. It was called "China: The Three Emperors 1662-1795" and consisted of exhibits from the Palace Museum, Beijing. Several of the items displayed featured Go scenes.

From 12th November 2005 to 17th April 2006, an exhibition was held at the Royal Academy of Arts. It was called "China: The Three Emperors 1662-1795" and consisted of exhibits from the Palace Museum, Beijing. Several of the items displayed featured Go scenes.

  • A large scroll from the 1690s shows the emperor's inspection tour and features three men in red hats playing Go in a hut.
  • A silk wall painting from 1730 depicting the ninth month, features a Go set inside a room.
  • A silk painting from 1710s shows one of the 12 beauties at leisure. A lady leans on table with the corner of a Go board visible. The 4-4 point is decorated and there are white marble bowls.
  • A 17th Century bamboo brush pot shows the seven sages. Their Go set has bowls but no lines visible.
  • A green jade boulder (114.5 cm tall) from 1787 shows a landscape representing the Nine Elders of Huichang. Near the top three men sit under a shelter with a Go board and bowls.
Jade boulder with Go players




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