06 janvier 2019

Bowl with two boys and foliage, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), 12th–13th century

Bowl with two boys and foliage, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), 12th–13th century. Porcelain with incised and combed decoration under light-bluish glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware). H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Diam. of foot: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm). Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, in honor of James C. Y. Watt, 2011, 2011.201. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The deep conical bowl is finely and thinly potted, and is supported by a tapered foot. The incised and combed decoration, which fills... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2018

Pair of qingbai porcelain lobed boxes, China, Song dynasty, 12th–13th century

Pair of qingbai porcelain lobed boxes, China, Song dynasty, 12th–13th century. Diameter: 2 1/2 inches, 6.5 cm. Height: 1 3/4 inches, 4.5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Two small qingbai porcelain boxes, each of compressed circular drum shape. Both the cover and the bottom sections have multi-lobed sides with raised bands around the rims. The slightly convex top of each cover is undecorated. The boxes are covered in a thin, translucent bluish-white glaze, leaving the rims and bases uncovered, exposing the... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2017

Bowl, Vietnam, Ly-Tran Dynasty, 12th–13th century

Bowl, Vietnam, Ly-Tran Dynasty, 12th–13th century. Stoneware with straw-colored glaze, stamp-molded decoration, five spur marks, 2 3/4 x 6 5/8 in. (7 x 16.8 cm). Gift of John D. Constable, 1989.769 © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston   CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ: Truong, Philippe, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cat. 21
30 janvier 2017

Bowl Depicting King Zahhak with Snakes Protruding from His Shoulders, Attributed to Northwestern Iran, Garrus District, 12th–13t

Bowl Depicting King Zahhak with Snakes Protruding from His Shoulders, Attributed to Northwestern Iran, Garrus District, 12th–13th century, with alterations first half 20th century; or 20th century. Earthenware; slipped and carved under a transparent colorless, brown, and green glaze. Earthenware; slipped and carved under a transparent colorless, brown, and green glaze. Gift of Fahim Joseph Kouchakji, 1964 (64.274.3) © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bowl shows probably a scene of the legendary King Zahhak with two... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2017

Lid, Attributed to Iran, 12th–13th century

Lid, Attributed to Iran, 12th–13th century. Earthenware; white slip-covered, carved decoration under a monochrome glaze (Garrus ware). H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diam. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm). Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1927 (27.13.4) © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This bowl belongs to a group known as Garrus ware, named after a district southwest of the Caspian Sea, where examples were reportedly found. They epitomize two of the most typical Garrus ware designs: vegetal motifs within interlaced frameworks, and... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2017

Gemstone Ring, Byzantine, 12th–13th century

Gemstone Ring, Byzantine, 12th–13th century. Made in Constantinople. Gold, aquamarine, pearl. Height 39.5 mm.; hoop inner diam. 19.5 mm.; hoop outer diam. 26 mm.; bezel 23.5 x 19 mm.; weight 39.5 gr.. Griffin Collection, L.2015.72.4 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The maker of this ring went to great lengths to showcase the large, aquamarine gem. The bezel projects boldly upward to highlight the icy color of the stone, which is cushion cut, a technique with roots in the Roman world. The pronged setting, which... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2017

Covered Box, Korean, 12th–13th century, Koryo dynasty (918–1392)

Covered Box, Korean, 12th–13th century, Koryo dynasty (918–1392). Stoneware with slip and celadon glaze. H. 3.2 x Diam. 8.6 cm (1 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.). Gift of Peter and Kathleen Wick, 1993.31.1a-b. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
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08 octobre 2016

'Korean Ceramics: From Archaeology to Art History' at Princeton University Art Museum

Maebyong vessel (detail), 12th–13th century, Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392. Stoneware with inlaid decoration of crane and clouds under celadon glaze; h. 36.0 cm., diam. 21.0 cm. (14 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.). Museum purchase, Trumbull-Prime Fund (y1929-406) © 2016 The Trustees of Princeton University PRINCETON, NJ.- The ceramics in this installation not only highlight the technological and artistic developments that occurred over two millennia on the Korean Peninsula but also demonstrate the complex... [Lire la suite]
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

Vase with Dragonfish Handles, 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Vase with Dragonfish Handles, 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279).Porcelain with relief decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware). H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm). Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950, 50.145.301 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vases of this type were especially popular in Japan, where they were sometimes used in the tea ceremony. The vase’s form, known as a mallet shape, can be traced to glass vessels produced in Syria in the ninth and tenth century and was... [Lire la suite]