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Three Kingdoms: Wei, Shu, Wu



Buddha in molten iron - Period of the Three Kingdoms, Wei Reign (386-534)
Buddha in molten iron  
Three Kingdoms - Wei (386-534)  

The period of the Three Kingdoms (Wei, Shu, Wu) lasted 60 years, with in-fighting between the Three Emperors, who sought the right of succession of the Han dynasty; this period ended with the conquest of the Kingdom of Wu by the Jin Dynasty in 280.

In this period, and in the subsequent Jin Dynasty, there was a development of the production of highly refined celadon (Yueh ware) and black glaze ceramics, for daily use, for Buddhist rituals, and for burials.



Three Kingdoms: Wei, Shu, Wu
220 - 280


Dynasty Art