18 juillet 2016

Ram-shaped candle holder, Western Jin Dynasty (265-317)

Ram-shaped candle holder, Western Jin dynasty (265 - 316), celadon stoneware, 19.0 x 24.0 x 12.5 cm. Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund 2007; 358.2007 © Art Gallery of New South Wales It was fashionable to produce celadons in the form of lively animals at the Yue kiln in modern Zhejiang province during the period of the Three Kingdoms and Western and Eastern Jin dynasties (220-420). The ram-shaped candle holder is an outstanding example of this kind. It shows a rotund ram in a recumbent but watchful manner.... [Lire la suite]