19 juillet 2017

Food Serving Vessel (Gui), Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.), 12th century B.C.

Food Serving Vessel (Gui), Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.), 12th century B.C. Bronze. H. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); W. (betw. handles) 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); Diam. of rim 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Diam. of foot 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); Gift of Count and Countess Bernard d'Escayrac, 1962, 62.217 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

17 octobre 2016

Knotted Dragon Pendant, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.), 13th–11th century BC

Knotted Dragon Pendant, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.), 13th–11th century BC. Jade (nephrite). H. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm). Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985 (1985.214.99). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This pendant takes the shape of a dragon with a sinuous body grooved to resemble twisted rope. It illustrates the extraordinary talent and skill of early Chinese jade carvers, in whose hands intractable jade seems a supple and malleable material.