A Glorious Mess

Strolling through "From Eastern Han to High Tang: A Journey in Transculturation," it's easy to lose one's bearings. In the exhibition, which opened at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum last week, stately stone Buddhas commingle with Greek gods and goddesses, an Iranian prince, and a bare-chested warrior with a rosy complexion and deep blue eyes. A dragon-edged jade disk vies for attention against vases of swirling Roman glass, Byzantine gold coins and a curious flock of tiny wooden geese that could almost pass for miniatures of the sculptures of Henry Moore. If not for the captions to remind us where the...

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