16 mai 2010

Cleveland Museum of Art's Renowned Antiquities Collections Return to View

Coffin of Bakenmut, c. 1000-900 BC. Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, late Dynasty 21- early Dynasty 22. Gessoed and painted sycamore fig; 68 x 208 cm. Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust. CLEVELAND, OH.- After a five-year hiatus, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) collections from the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, Egypt and Africa, as well as works from Late Antiquity, the Byzantine Empire and the European Middle Ages, will return to public view on June 26. The new presentation will trace the evolution of... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2009

Bronze octafoil mirror. China, Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD).

Bronze octafoil mirror. China, Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). An octafoil mirror decorated with a pair of Mandarin ducks and a pair of swans surrounding a central knob in the form of a crouching animal, the outer rim raised and border decorated with floral sprays.The silvery colour is due to a high tin content in the bronze.For a comparable mirror, see fig. 68, page 75 in Chou Ju-Hsi, Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2000. See also fig. 59, A. Soper,... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2009

Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors from Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (481-221 BC)

J'ai un faible pour les miroirs de bronze. Est-ce par narcissime ? En tout cas, j'ai commencé une petite collection... Mirror with Four Dragons Pattern, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) 5th-3rd Century BC. 1995.274. Cleveland Museum of Art © the Cleveland Museum of Art Mirror with Serpentine Interlaces, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-256 BC), Warring States period (481-221 BC) early 5th-late 3rd century BC. 1995.268. Cleveland Museum of Art © the Cleveland Museum of Art ... [Lire la suite]