20 février 2017

Neolithic Pottery at Shanxi Museum

Neolithic Pottery Jar, Zaoyuan Village, Yicheng County, ca. 5000 BC, Shanxi Museum © Shanxi Museum The loops below the waist of this amphora are too small to be handles themselves, but a rope could be tied to them and used as a straphandle. Painted Neolithic Pot, ca. 4000 BC, Shanxi Museum © Shanxi Museum Pottery Drum, ca. 2500 BC, Shanxi Museum © Shanxi Museum Noticeable features of this very early drum include its shape; its handles; the irregular, net-like,... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2017

Ancient Tomb of Chinese General and Princess Filled with Figurines

An inscription found in the tomb says that Zhao Xin and his wife Princess Née Liu were buried together in the tomb on Mar. 18, 564 A.D. The couple are seen here, still together after 1,500 years. Credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Cultural Relics The tomb of a general and his princess wife buried on March 18, in the year 564, has been discovered in China. The ancient tomb, which contained the couple's skeletons, was also filled with figurines, said the archaeologists who described the findings recently in the journal Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 février 2017

Bottle Vase (Yuhuchun), middle Northern Song dynasty, about 1000-1100

Bottle Vase (Yuhuchun), middle Northern Song dynasty, about 1000-1100, China, probably Hebei Province. Ding type ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with transparent glaze. Height: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); Diameter of mouth: 3 in. (7.6 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of the 1988 Collectors Committee (M.88.63). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
01 février 2017

Lidded Funerary Urn (Hu) with Five Spouts and Lotus Petals, Early Jin dynasty, about 1127-1200

Lidded Funerary Urn (Hu) with Five Spouts and Lotus Petals, Early Jin dynasty, about 1127-1200, China, Shaanxi Province, Tongchuan County, Yaozhou ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with modeled decoration and "moon white" glaze. Height: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); Diameter: 6 3/4 in. (17.14 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., in memory of Alice and Joe M. Schaaf (AC1999.38.5). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
01 février 2017

Bowl (Wan) in the Form of a Flower with Floral Scrolls, late Northern Song dynasty or Jin dynasty, about 1100-1234

Bowl (Wan) in the Form of a Flower with Floral Scrolls, late Northern Song dynasty or Jin dynasty, about 1100-1234, China, Shaanxi Province, Tongchuan County, Yaozhou ware, molded stoneware with carved decoration and green glaze. Height: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); Diameter: 4 in. (10.16 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. James E. Bentley in memory of Jack G. Kuhrts (M.75.109.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
31 janvier 2017

Lobed Bowl (Wan) with Lotus Spray, middle Northern Song or early Jin dynasty, about 1000-1127

Lobed Bowl (Wan) with Lotus Spray, middle Northern Song or early Jin dynasty, about 1000-1127, China, Hebei Province, Quyang County. Ding ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with slip-trailed ridges, incised decoration, cream glaze, and banded metal rim. Height: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); Diameter: 8 in. (20.3 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Ernest Larsen Blanck Memorial Collection (53.41.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

31 janvier 2017

Lobed Bowl (Wan), China, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1127

Lobed Bowl (Wan), China, Northern Song dynasty, 960-1127, Ding ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with transparent glaze and metal rim. Height: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Diameter: 8 in. (20.32 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck (M.73.48.108). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA Bibliography: Kuwayama, George.  Chinese Ceramics:  The Heeramaneck Collection.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1973.
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31 janvier 2017

Bowl (Wan) in the Form of a Plum Blossom, late Northern Song dynasty or early Southern Song dynasty, about 1100-1200

Bowl (Wan) in the Form of a Plum Blossom, late Northern Song dynasty or early Southern Song dynasty, about 1100-1200, China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen. Qingbai ware, wheel-thrown porcelain with ribs and pale blue glaze. Height: 2 in. (5.1 cm); Diameter: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Arthur and Fran Sherwood (AC1997.149.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
26 janvier 2017

Bowl (Wan) in the Form of a Plum Blossom, Late Northern Song or Jin dynasty, about 1100-1234

Bowl (Wan) in the Form of a Plum Blossom, Late Northern Song or Jin dynasty, about 1100-1234, China, Shaanxi Province, Tongchuan County. Yaozhou ware, wheel-thrown stoneware with ribs and brown glaze. Diameter: 4 7/8 in. (12.38 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Given in memory of Dr. Joseph K. W. Li (AC1997.17.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA 
25 janvier 2017

Lidded Prunus Vase (Meiping) with Lotus Sprays, Qingbai ware, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Lidded Prunus Vase (Meiping) with Lotus Sprays, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279, Qingbai ware China, Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen,  wheel-thrown porcelain with carved decoration and pale blue glaze Lid: 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (4.12 x 5.71 cm); Vase: 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (26.67 x 16.51 cm); Overall: 11 1/4 in. (28.575 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr., in memory of Alice and Joe M. Schaaf (AC1999.38.6.1-.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA