06 janvier 2019

Base of a pillow in the form of a boy, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century

Base of a pillow in the form of a boy, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century. Porcelain with ivory white glaze (Ding ware). H. Incl. base 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); W. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); L. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm). Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991, 1991.253.15. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

06 janvier 2019

Boy with lotus, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 11th–12th century

Boy with lotus, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 11th–12th century. Rock crystal. H. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); W. 1 5/16 (3.3 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm). Gift of Joji Takagi and Masao Iketani, 2008, 2008.326. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  
26 décembre 2018

Textile fragment with boys in floral scrolls, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century

Textile fragment with boys in floral scrolls, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century. Silk twill damask (ling). W. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); L. 13 in. (33 cm), Rogers Fund, 1952; 52.8. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This textile was meticulously woven with boys tucked among floral scrolls and lotus pods—a rebus for, or visual allusion to, progeny. In addition to the Buddhist belief in rebirth from the lotus, multiseeded lotus pods were also thought to be a symbol for plentiful... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

Covered Jar, Vietnamese, Thanh-hoa province, 11th–12th century

Covered Jar, Vietnamese, Thanh-hoa province, 11th–12th century. Brown and transparent glaze on gray earthenware, h. 18 in. (45.7 cm); diam. 10 in. (25.5 cm), San Antonio Museum of Art, Gift of Lenora and Walter F. Brown, 2004.20.3. Photograph by Peggy Tenison
03 avril 2017

Robe, Iran, 11th–12th century

Robe, Iran, 11th–12th century. Silk; weft-faced compound twill. Overall with mounting: 56 7/8 × 27 15/16 × 12 3/16 in. (144.5 × 71 × 31 cm) Overall without mounting: 48 13/16 × 27 15/16 × 12 3/16 in. (124 × 71 × 31 cm). © The Sarikhani Collection, Oxfordshire  (I.TXT.1021) One mark of an elegant man was the refinement and opulence of his dress. The pattern of this silk robe consists of roundels containing confronted geese flanking a tree. The inscription band enclosing the roundel reads “Glory, prosperity and victory.” While... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2017

Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Head of Bodhisattva, Ancient Region of Gandhara, circa 3rd century. Gray Schist. Height: 12 inches © Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia Vishnu in His Cosmic Sleep. Central India, MP or UP, 11th–12th Century. Beige Sandstone. 11 x 21 5/8 in (28 x 55 cm) © Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia (New York, NY), Recent Acquisitions, 9-17 march 2017 at 7 East 75th Street, Unit 1A, New York 10021. M (646) 415 1444... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with dragons, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 11th–12th century

Mirror decorated with dragons, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 11th–12th century. Bronze. Diam. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm), Rogers Fund, 1911, 11.48.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
02 mars 2016

Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection

Detail: Velvet Textile for a Dragon Robe, China, Velvet textile, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 17th century, Silk velvet with weft patterning in silk, metallic thread, and feather, thread, courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 1987 NEW YORK - This installation, which explores the cultural importance of silk in China, showcases the most important and unusual textiles from the Museum's collection. In addition to three rare pieces dating from the Tang dynasty (618–906), when China served... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2016

Ewer with Phoenixes, 11th–12th century, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Ewer with Phoenixes,  11th–12th century, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Stoneware with incised and carved decoration under celadon glaze (Yaozhou ware). H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm). Gift of Mrs. Samuel T. Peters, 1926, 26.292.73 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This unique ewer, with its added decoration of a small figure on the handle and its fanciful spout and legs, illustrates the interest in complicated forms found in the eleventh and twelfth centuries in north China.... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2014

‘Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei’ at Tokyo National Museum

Jadeite Cabbage, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. National Palace Museum, Taipei. TOKYO - Renowned works have been carefully selected for this exhibition from the cultural properties in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei. The exhibition aims to introduce widely the characteristics and exquisiteness of Chinese culture.  From ancient times, people in Japan have been familiar with Chinese culture and have actively sought to assimilate it. Distinctive Japanese culture, which was formed subsequently,... [Lire la suite]