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

Purse with boys playing, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 10th–11th century

Purse with boys playing, Liao dynasty (907–1125), 10th–11th century. Silk weft-faced compound twill, 5 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 1 in. (14.3 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm). Purchase, Eileen W. Bamberger Bequest, in memory of her husband, Max Bamberger, 1996;1996.39. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art On the back of this purse, boys run and tumble, surrounded by flowers, plants, birds, and deer. Woven freely into the silk, this design is an early example of children at play, a form that can be traced to Central Asia in the eighth century. The... [Lire la suite]