Art of China

Imperial Chinese history begins in the 3rd century B.C.E. with Qin Shihuang, the first Emperor of China and ends with the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911.













Anige (1245-1306), Portrait of Chabi, 1294. Album leaf, ink and colors on silk. Height: 61.5 cm; width: 48 cm. Image source: National Palace Museum, Taipei.
Portrait of Chabi is a glimpse into the crucial role played by court dress in the consolidation of Mongol rule across Eurasia.

Portrait of Chabi