Sunday, June 3, 2018

Art Gallery - Taiwan National Palace Museum: Gallery 205a (Magic Of The Kneaded Clay 02)

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Taiwan National Palace Museum: 2nd Floor Gallery 205a
(Magic Of The Kneaded Clay 02) - November 2017
Pottery horse's head - Western Han Dynasty 206BCE-9CE)
The National Palace Museum, located in Taipei and TaibaoTaiwan, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks. While Gallery 201 give an general overview introduction to Chinese pottery, Gallery 205a (Magic Of The Kneaded Clay 02) looks into early Chinese ceramics from the China's neolithic age to the earlier Five Dynsaties Era., i.e. from 18000BCE to 960CE
This blog comes in several pages, this is Gallery 205a of the second floor galleries, click below to navigate to other sections:

Go To 3rd Flr

Go to 2nd Flr 203c           |        Go To 2nd Flr Main        |         Go to 2nd Flr 205b >

Go To 1st Flr

 Pottery horse with painted colours - Tang Dynasty (唐朝) (618–907).


Guei-pitcher - White pottery; Neolithic Dawrnko Culture (大汶口文化) (4300-2300BCE).

Jar with two handles - Painted pottery; Neolithic Yangshao Culture Machang Phase, also known as the Majiayao culture (馬家窯文化) (c.3300-c. 2000 BCE).


Stem cup - Black pottery; Neolithic Longshan Culture (龍山文化) (c.3000-c.1900 BCE), also know as the Black Pottery Culture.


Hu jar - Grey pottery with painted decoration; Western Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206BCE-9CE).


Bird with painted decoration - Grey pottery with painted decoration; Warring States Period (戰國時代) (5th to 3rd Centuries BCE).


Fu tripod vase - pottery with painted decoration, Warring States Period (戰國時代) (5th to 3rd Centuries BCE).


Painted pottery pig - Western Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206BCE-9CE).


Painted pottery pig - Western Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206BCE-9CE).


Male & female figures painted - Grey pottery in unfired colours; Western Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206BCE-9CE).


Figurine of a mounted man Pottery with painted colours; Northern Qi Dynasty (北齊) (550-577).


Figurine of a mounted knight Pottery with painted colours Northern Qi Dynasty (北齊) (550-577).


Brown glazed pottery dog - Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 BCE–220 CE).


Tripod vessel with cover in the form of the boshan mountain (盘山) Green glazed pottery; Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 BCE–220 CE).


Jar with Chinese characters Green glazed pottery; Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 BCE–220 CE).


Figure of an official - Sancai tri-colour glazed pottery, Tang Dynasty (唐朝) (618–907).


Ladies playing polo game - Sancai tri-colour glazed pottery, Tang Dynasty (唐朝) (618–907).


Different angle view of "Ladies playing polo game" Sancai tri-colour glazed pottery, Tang Dynasty (唐朝) (618–907).



Twin-fish shaped vase Sancai tri-colour glazed pottery, Tang Dynasty (唐朝) (618–907).


Floral-rimmed pottery plate with impressed motif Sancai tri-colour glazed pottery, Liao Dynasty (辽朝) (916–1125).


Owl-shaped pottery jars - ash glaze pottery, Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 BCE–220 CE).
 Ash glazes are ceramic glazes made from the ash of various kinds of wood or straw. Ash glazing began around 1500 BC, in China during the Shang Dynasty (商朝) (1600-1046 BCE), initially by accident as ash from the burnt wood in the kiln landed on pots. Around 1000 BCE, the Chinese apparently realized that the ash covering the pieces was causing the glaze so they started adding the ash as a glaze before the pot went into the kiln.


Stand in the shape of an auspicious lion - Celadon pottery, Western Qin Dynasty (西秦) (265-316).
Celadon is a term for pottery denoting both wares glazed in the jade green celadon color, also known as greenware and a type of transparent glaze. Celadon originated in China, though the term is purely European, and notable kilns such as the Longquan kiln in Zhejiang province are renowned for their celadon glazes.


Lamp with bear-stand  - Celadon pottery, Western Qin Dynasty (西秦) (265-316).


Vase with stripes desgin and two handles - ash glaze pottery, Warring States Period (戰國時代) (5th to 3rd Centuries BCE).


8th Century figure of a Lokapāla, Guardian King - Sancai tri-colour glazed pottery, Tang Dynasty (唐朝) (618–907).
In Buddhism, Lokapāla (風調雨順are one of two broad categories of Dharmapāla (protectors of the Buddhist religion) - the other category being Wisdom Protectors. In China, "each is additionally associated with a specific direction and the Four Heraldic Animals of Chinese astronomy/astrology, as well as playing a more secular role in rural communities ensuring favorable weather for crops and peace throughout the land. They are easily identified by their armor and boots, each has his own magic weapon and associations.
In this display, this august guardian wears a helmet with raised ear-flaps and armour with elaborate shoulder-plates in the form of a Makara (मकर), a fierce water creature of Indian Hindu mythical origin. The lead glaze of straw-white, amber and warm green have been used to decorate this figure.


Furnery urn with sprigged reliefs - Celadon pottery, Western Qin Dynasty (西秦) (265-316).


Vase with double dragon-shaped handles - White porcelain, Tang Dynasty (唐朝) (618–907).


Bowl with four-petal floral decor - polychrome underglaze Changsha Ware ceramic, Late Tang Dynasty (唐朝) (9th Century).


Bird-shaped pot with brown and green spots - greenish glaze Changsha Ware ceramic, Tang Dynasty (唐朝) (618–907).


This blog comes in several pages, this is Gallery 205a of the second floor galleries, click below to navigate to other sections:


Go To 3rd Flr
Go to 2nd Flr 203c           |        Go To 2nd Flr Main        |         Go to 2nd Flr 205b >
Go To 1st Flr


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