The extraordinary story of the Ming dynasty is to be told in a major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh next summer.
The only UK showing of the exhibition Ming: The Golden Empire will include original Ming artefacts from the Nanjing Museum, including Chinese National Treasures.
Under the Ming dynasty, which ran between 1368 and 1644, China saw a period of economic strength and dramatic flourishing of the arts.
Dr Gordon Rintoul, director of National Museums Scotland, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing a remarkable collection of treasures to the UK for the first time. “Visitors to the exhibition will experience both a visual feast and a compelling story.”
The exhibition will run from June 27 until October 19.