Exhibition Catalogue
Copyright © 2010, Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.

Published by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the National Heritage Board of Singapore, and the Singapore Tourism Board on the occasion of the exhibition Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds, on view at the ArtScience Museum, Singapore, through July 31, 2011.

Cloth edition distributed by Smithsonian Books through Random House.

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Introduction (PDF, 2.4 MB)

Two Empires
The Desert Road
The Maritime Trade
The Empires of Southeast Asia
Discovery and Recovery
The Crew and Their Possessions
Changsha Wares
Green-splashed Wares
White Wares
Blue-and-White Ware
The Gold Cup
Legends of the Sea Trade


Rare and Strange Goods: International Trade in Ninth-Century Asia (PDF, 471KB)
John Guy

Dating the Belitung Shipwreck (PDF, 340KB)
J. Keith Wilson and Michael Flecker

Chinese Ceramics in the Late Tang Dynasty (PDF, 344KB)
Regina Krahl

Pearl Cups Like the Moon: The Abbasid Reception of Chinese Ceramics (PDF, 279KB)
Jessica Hallett

Metal Objects on the Belitung Shipwreck (PDF, 668KB)
François Louis

A Ninth-Century Arab or Indian Shipwreck in Indonesia: The First Archaeological Evidence of Direct Trade with China (PDF, 942KB)
Michael Flecker

The Jewel of Muscat: Reconstructing a Ninth-Century Sewn-Plank Boat (PDF, 1.4MB)
Tom Vosmer

The Navigational Route of the Belitung Shipwreck and the Late Tang Ceramic Trade (PDF, 324KB)
Hsieh Ming-liang

Tang Dynasty Changsha Ceramics (PDF, 434KB)
Liu Yang

White Ware with Green Décor (PDF, 451KB)
Hsieh Ming-liang

Chemical Fingerprinting: Tracing the Origins of the Green-Splashed White Ware (PDF, 270KB)
Li Baoping, Chen Yuh-shiow, and Nigel Wood

Green Wares of Southern China (PDF, 647KB)
Regina Krahl

White Wares of Northern China (PDF, 229KB)
Regina Krahl

Tang Blue-and-White (PDF, 307KB)
Regina Krahl

Bronze Mirrors (PDF, 524KB)
François Louis

Gold and Silver Wares on the Belitung Shipwreck (PDF, 618KB)
Qi Dongfang

Reference Material (PDF, 1.7MB)