22 octobre 2010

Dragon ewer, mid 15th century, Hoi An, Vietnam. Art Gallery of New South Wales porcelain, moulded, with underglaze blue and white decoration, 22.3 x 17.0 x 7.8cm. Not signed. Not dated. Purchased 2000. Accession number 523.2000. Associated with the aquatic aspects of creation, dragons are central themes in Vietnamese cosmology and it was believed that fish of great age transformed themselves into dragons capable of flight. The Ly dynasty named its capital Thang Long or ‘rising dragon’. The dragon has a ubiquitous presence on... [Lire la suite]
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