Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture | Level 1

 One of the ROM’s most inspiring spaces.  

Sculptures and sculptural art held a significant role in all aspects of Chinese historical life, and the representation of religious deities was a critical component of Chinese religious culture.  Walk amidst statues that span over 1,500 years of Chinese history. Powerful and serene, the individuality of each is a testament to the expertise and creativity of the artist. Stone, bronze, marble, ceramic and wood – all mediums are represented - providing a striking narrative of the stylistic development of Chinese sculpture through the ages.  

About the Gallery

What?

This gallery is comprised of approximately 75 objects, of which 14 are large free-standing pieces.  

Where?

China. 

When?

Over 2,000 years of Chinese sculptural tradition are represented, from approximately 200 BC to AD 1900.

ROM Staff

Bill Pratt

Collection Technician (Egypt and West Asia)

Curator Emeritus (Islamic Art) Retired

Justin Jennings

Curator (New World Archaeology)

Authored by: Noman Siddiqui