10 Masterpieces from the Forbidden City

10 Masterpieces from the Forbidden City
By Euronews

“The Forbidden City in Monaco, Imperial Court Life in China” at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco celebrates the splendor of the last Chinese imperial dynasty.

A magnificent exhibition comprising 250 rare pieces, some of which had never left China, to discover the splendor of court life under the emperors of the last dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911). The impressive selection is complemented by remarkable loans from such prestigious European collections as the Musée du Louvre in Paris or the British Museum in London.

We have made a selection of 10 masterpieces representative the very best of this exhibition into the Forbidden City and the history of the last dynasty of China.

1- Ceremonial Armours
18th Century

2- Armillary Sphere
18th Century

3- Royal Portraits
From the 16th to the 20th Century

4- Throne room
“Paying respect to the Son of Heaven”

5- The Antiques and Porcelain Cabinet
From 1600 BC to the 20th Century

6- Mandchu Throne, Staghorns and Rosewood
17th Century

7- Bodhisattva, 18th Century and Goddess of Longevity
18th Century

8- Bronze and Enamel Elephant
18th Century

9- The sixteen Luohans Panels
18th Century

10- Model of the Temple of Heaven
18th Century

On display in Monaco until the 10th of September 2017.