27 septembre 2010

A rare silk robe. Central Asia, 11th-12th century & A very fine Mongol cloth of gold silk robe. Central Asia, 13th-14th century

A rare silk robe. Central Asia, 11th-12th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 . Slightly waisted, with fur collar and cuffs, the decoration with repeated confronted hawks over a lattice formed by thin stems and composite palmettes, the repeated design a continuous stem punctuated by large tapering palmettes below which the stem separates in two tendrils, each tendril splitting further into two stems issuing a smaller composite palmette below and a revolving split leaf above, the large confronted birds mirrored around the... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2009

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Vietnamese Ceramics

Vietnam. Bowl with Lid, 13th-14th century, Glazed stoneware, 6 x 7 in. (15.2 x 17.78 cm) The Alan and Dena Naylor Southeast Asian Art Fund. 2000.82.3a,b. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts ©The Minneapolis Institute of Arts While influenced by Chinese models, Vietnamese potters made their own innovations and added new elements to their designs. The domed lid of this bowl, for instance, has a scalloped rim that probably imitates the edge of a lotus leaf. The spontaneously brushed underglaze floral decor is executed with an iron... [Lire la suite]
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