Audio Guide

Free audio guide is now available for the "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Women and Femininity in Ancient China – Treasures from the Nanjing Museum" exhibition. You may listen to the audio commentaries by clicking the exhibits below, or scan the QR code inside the gallery with a mobile device to access the audio guide during your visit. To minimize the disturbance to other visitors in the gallery, please enjoy the audio guide with your own earphones for a better experience.

 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Women and Femininity in Ancient China – Treasures from the Nanjing Museum

Exhibition Introduction

 
 

Audio Tour Script


 

 

Ancient court ladies at leisure (detail)

1. Ancient court ladies at leisure (detail)
   Anonymous
   Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
   Handscroll, ink and colour on silk

 

Ode to the plum blossoms

2. Ode to the plum blossoms
   Chen Hongshou (1598–1652)
   Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
   1649
   Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk

 

Lady holding a fan

3. Lady holding a fan
   Ren Xiong (1823–1857)
   Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
   1855
   Handscroll, ink and colour on silk

 

Pottery figure of a female dancer

4. Pottery figure of a female dancer
   Tang dynasty (618–907)
   Earthenware

 

Golden court crown

5. Golden court crown
   Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
   Gold, gemstone

 

Painted lacquer box enclosing seven boxes

6. Painted lacquer box enclosing seven boxes
   Western Han dynasty (206 BC–AD 8)
   Wood, lacquer

 

Sedan chair

7. Sedan chair
   Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
   Wood, textile

 

Flowers and butterflies

8. Flowers and butterflies
   Ma Quan (Unknown)
   Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
   1760
   Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk

 

Duan inkstone

9. Duan inkstone
   Gu Erniang (Unknown)
   Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
   Stone, lacquer

 

American actress – Beecher

10. American actress – Beecher
    Shen Shou (1874–1921)
    1914 – 1916
    Embroidery

 

Li Duanduan

11. Li Duanduan
    Tang Yin (1470–1524)
    Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
    Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper

 

Oracle bone

12. Oracle bone
    Shang dynasty (c. 16th–11th c. BC)
    Bone

 

Imperial award to the wife of the Prince of the First Rank

13. Imperial award to the wife of the Prince of the First Rank
    Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
    1813
    Gold

Collections of the Nanjing Museum
Image courtesy of the Nanjing Museum