05 février 2016

Heavenly King, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906 CE

Heavenly King, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906 CE. Probably excavated in Luoyang, Henan Province. Earthenware with three-color, sancai, glaze. height 126 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. This fierce looking warrior, wearing elaborate armor, is a tomb guardian, one of the Four Heavenly Kings, representing the four cardinal directions. Originally this type of figure functioned as a lokepala, a Buddhist guardian figure trampling a bull or a demon, representing ignorance, the enemy of the Law.
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05 février 2016

Figure of a lady, Tang dynasty, 618-906 CE

Figure of a lady, Tang dynasty, 618-906 CE. Excavated from the tomb of Xianyutinghui, Xiuan, Shaanxi Province, in 1957. Earthenware with blue three-color, sancai, glaze; height 44.5 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing In the early Tang dynasty, figurines reflect the slender ideal form. In the middle Tang period the full-figured body and round-cheeked face became the fashion. This matronly woman with her delicate features wears a loose robe with low neckline and a loose jacket with wide sleeves.... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2016

Group of Musicians, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906 CE

Group of Musicians, Tang dynasty, 618 - 906 CE. Excavated in Xiuan, Shaanxi Province, in 1995. Earthenware, height 11 x 11.5 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing The upper classes in the Tang dynasty enjoyed a life of luxury and leisure. Lavish banquets enlivened by music and dance.This group of male musicians in loose-fitting informal dress and scarf caps probably accompanied a group of dancers. The instruments are the four-stringed lute, pipa; the upright mouth organ, sheng; the... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2016

Tomb figures of horses and camels, Tang dynasty, 650 - 750 at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Saddled horse, Tang dynasty, 650 - 750. Terracotta, h 46.0 cm × w 45.5 cm × d 14.5 cm. AK-MAK-65. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.  Saddled horse, Tang dynasty, 650 - 750. Terracotta, h 43.0 cm × w 39.0 cm × d 13 cm. AK-MAK-66. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Camel with rider, Tang dynasty, 650 - 750. Terracotta, h 56.0 cm × w 35.0 cm × d 17.0... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2016

Vase with handle in the form of a lion, Tang dynasty, 618-907

Vase with handle in the form of a lion, Tang dynasty, 618-907, h 10 cm. AK-BR-VIS-1. On loan from M.A.C. Visser, Laren (Noord-Holland), 13-Mar-1951. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam Vase, white biscuit with cream-colored glaze on the upper portion. Below the neck there is a spout, the ear is in the form of a lion state with the rear legs on the shoulder of the vase, and with the head and forelegs hanging over the edge.
16 janvier 2016

Incense holder, Tang dynasty, 618-907

Incense holder, Tang dynasty, 618-907, h 7 cm. AK-RAK-1988-3. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam.  
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16 janvier 2016

Tripod, Tang dynasty, 618-907

Tripod, Tang dynasty, 618-907, h 7 cm. AK-RAK-1988-3. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam. Tripod with handle ending in a dragon's head, the crooked legs have need some sort.
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16 janvier 2016

Shallow bowl, Tang dynasty, 618-907

Shallow bowl, Tang dynasty, 618-907, h 3.5cm × d 11.7cm. AK-MAK-1473. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1996. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam. Shallow bowl with a thickened edge at the outer lip ; wide stance ring and unglazed bottom. A cream-colored glaze leaves the outer-going bottom partially onbbedekt.
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11 janvier 2016

Figure of a bird and a lidded pot, Tang dynasty (618 - 906)

Figure of a bird, Tang dynasty (618 - 906). h 2.5cm × w 4.4cm × d 2.8cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. A lidded pot, Tang dynasty (618 - 906). h 9cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. All kinds of objects were included in grave goods, from utilitarian vessels, such as this little pot, to figures representing important aspects of the deceased’s surroundings during his lifetime. The little model of a bird shows that there was also room for cheerful elements.
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11 janvier 2016

Box and cup, China, Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th century

Box, China, Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th century, silver, d 11.5 cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Cup, China, Tang dynasty (618-906), 8th century, silver, h 6.0cm × d 6.4cm. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Silverware from the late Tang period is one of the most refined productions of Chinese applied art. The craftsmanship is unparalleled: every dot was individually punched into the surface. Here, flower sprays and animal motifs have been executed with minute attention to detail and elegantly distributed over the... [Lire la suite]
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