10 juin 2023

A Calligraphic Model-book from the Imperial Archives in the Chunhua Era

A Calligraphic Model-book from the Imperial Archives in the Chunhua Era. Imitated by Wang Zhu (Song). Block engraved in the third year of the Chunhua era (992), Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Rubbing produced in the Song dynasty. © Shanghai Museum.
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10 juin 2023

Ivory Seal with the Inscription “Qi Shi Er Feng Shen Chu” (“depths of the seventy-two peaks”) by Wen Peng, Ming dynasty (AD 1368

Ivory Seal with the Inscription “Qi Shi Er Feng Shen Chu” (“depths of the seventy-two peaks”) by Wen Peng, Ming dynasty (AD 1368-1644). Length 3.1 cm, Width 3.1 cm, Height 4.0 cm. Shanghai Museum, Gift of Hua Du’an and Mao Mingfen, 1983. © Shanghai Museum. In the mid and late Ming dynasty, seal carving began to prevail among literati. Wen Peng mainly carved seals with Qingtian Stone, and was hailed as the founder of the seal cutting genre. He also carved some stone and ivory seals, but few have survived. This ‘Deep in the 72... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2023

Seated Mahavairocana Buddha, 2nd year of the Shengming era of the Dali Kingdom (AD 1163)

Seated Mahavairocana Buddha, 2nd year of the Shengming era of the Dali Kingdom (AD 1163). Height 48.0 cm, Length 21.0 cm, Width 35.0 cm. Shanghai Museum, Gift of Kung Zou Heng, 1999. © Shanghai Museum
10 juin 2023

Double-layered Pottery Pot with Openwork Design and Petal-shaped Foot, Songze culture (ca. 5800-5300 BC)

Double-layered Pottery Pot with Openwork Design and Petal-shaped Foot, Songze culture (ca. 5800-5300 BC), Height 15.5 cm, Diameter of mouth 8.1 cm. Unearthed from the Siqiancun site, Qingpu, Shanghai, 1966. Shanghai Museum © Shanghai Museum
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10 juin 2023

Jade Hare Deityl, Qing dynasty (AD 1644-1911)

Jade Hare Deityl, Qing dynasty (AD 1644-1911), Height 6 cm, Width 4.5 cm, Shanghai Museum © Shanghai Museum Carved in the round, this white nephrite jade figure is bright and creamy, well worked as a hare with sharp mouth, round eyes and erect ears. Both incised and relief carving techniques are applied. The hare deity is wearing a Chinese robe with wide sleeves and sitting one leg up, while holding a folding fan and raising its left fist. Judging from the kind of figures in Qing dynasty, it might be originally holding some sweet... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2023

Yu Zhiding, A Lady with Three Rabbits, hanging scroll, Qing dynasty (AD 1644-1911), Shanghai Museum

Yu Zhiding, A Lady with Three Rabbits, hanging scroll, Qing dynasty (AD 1644-1911), Shanghai Museum © Shanghai Museum Yu Zhiding (1647-1716), also styled as Shangji (zi) and Shenzhai (hao), is a native of Jiangdu (present-day Yangzhou) and well known as a portrait painter in the Kangxi reign. Here an elegantly dressed lady sits among the green, looking at the three delightful rabbits playing about. The painter meticulously presents the details of folds and patterns in fabric as well as hairs of the rabbits, with even and vivid... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2023

Kaiyuan Tongbao, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Kaiyuan Tongbao, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Copper. Diameter 23.89 mm. © Shanghai Museum The Zhu Liang monetary system which had been used as the name and unit of the currency was abolished in the 4th year of Wude Period of the Tang dynasty (AD 621). The monetary system of Bao Wen began in practice, with Tong Bao, Zhong Bao used as names for the currency and Wen as the unit. With the development of a commodity economy in the Tang dynasty, the demand for copper coins surged. But since the mid-Tang dynasty, copper coins... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2023

Cowrie Container with Eight Yaks, Western Han (206 BC - AD 8)

Cowrie Container with Eight Yaks, Western Han (206 BC - AD 8). Bronze. Height 51 cm, Diameter of base 45 cm, Weight: 15,200 g. © Shanghai Museum Cowrie container is a special bronze ware of the Dian people of Yunnan area. It got its name because it contained money cowrie when unearthed, with eight yaks of different gestures on the cover. The vessel is shaped like a wasp-waisted cylinder with a big yak and seven small yaks cast on the cover. The big yak in the centre stands on the drum-shaped stool, with its long and curved... [Lire la suite]
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