Cool China Mould images

Some cool china mould photos:

NYC – Metropolitan Museum of Art – Elegant Gathering in the Apricot Garden
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Image by wallyg
Elegant Gathering in the Apricot Garden
Ming dynasty, ca. 1437
Right after Xie Huan (Chinese, ca. 1370ca. 1450)
China
Handscroll ink and colour on silk

This painting documents a historical gathering of nine scholar-officials enjoying cultural pursuits while savoring spring weather in the Apricot Garden in Beijing on April six, 1437. The host, Yang Rong, seated in front of an ornamental rock, has thoughtfully provided scholarly amusements, such as antiques, paintings, brushes and ink, and games, for his illustrious guests.

These portraits of prestigious court officials depict them secure in their positions and in full harmony with their surroundings. The meticulous consideration to each and every individual’s facial attributes as effectively as the varied, descriptive brushwork in the rocks and trees in the surrounding garden are standard of early Ming court taste.

Mounted soon after the painting are poems composed by all of the participants to commemorate this gathering, starting with a preface inscribed in a dignified clerical script by Yang Shiqi (13651444), the oldest member in attendance and, as chief advisor to the emperor, the highest-ranking government official of his day. An inscription by Weng Tonghe (18301904) on the brocade mounting preceding the painting identifies all the participants. Primarily based on a composition by the noted court painter Xie Huan, the painting is most likely a modern copy created for a single of the other participants at the gathering.

Acquire, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1989 (1989.141.three)

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s permanent collection includes a lot more than two million operates of art from around the planet. It opened its doors on February 20, 1872, housed in a creating located at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Under their guidance of John Taylor Johnston and George Palmer Putnam, the Met’s holdings, initially consisting of a Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 mostly European paintings, quickly outgrew the available space. In 1873, occasioned by the Met’s obtain of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot antiquities, the museum decamped from Fifth Avenue and took up residence at the Douglas Mansion on West 14th Street. Nevertheless, these new accommodations were short-term after negotiations with the city of New York, the Met acquired land on the east side of Central Park, exactly where it built its permanent property, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone &quotmausoleum&quot designed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold. As of 2006, the Met measures almost a quarter mile long and occupies much more than two million square feet, far more than 20 times the size of the original 1880 creating.

In 2007, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was ranked #17 on the AIA 150 America’s Preferred Architecture list.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1967. The interior was designated in 1977.

National Historic Register #86003556

NYC – Metropolitan Museum of Art – Base for the Front of a Funerary Couch
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Image by wallyg
Base for the Front of a Funerary Couch
Nothern Qi (550-577) – Sui (581-618)
Late 6th-early 7th century
Marble with traces of pigment

Used in underground tombs in the north from the fifth through seventh century, stone couches had been commissioned for men and women from China and for foreigners living there. Parallels with excavated pieces and references to Iranian and Central Asian imagery recommend that this base was portion of a couch produced for a merchant from Sogida, an important trading nation in Central Asia.

Winged and beribboned animals prance in the roundels at the prime of the base although four tlins crouch beneath them. In the center, two birdmen stand to either side of a censer encirlced by dragons and supported by a dwarflike caryatid. The mouth coverings (padam) worn by the birdmen hyperlink them to priests of Zoroastrianism, a religion practiced in Persia and much of western Central Asia.

The four arms, scanty clothes, and weapons of the guardians on the edges of the base reflect Indian traditions. These figures might constitute the earliest preserved representation of the theme of guardians wrestling with demons, which was regularly depicted in Buddhist art following the eighth century.

Lent by Shelby White and Leon Levy (L.1999.81.two)

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s permanent collection consists of a lot more than two million performs of art from around the globe. It opened its doors on February 20, 1872, housed in a building positioned at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Below their guidance of John Taylor Johnston and George Palmer Putnam, the Met’s holdings, initially consisting of a Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 largely European paintings, swiftly outgrew the accessible space. In 1873, occasioned by the Met’s buy of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot antiquities, the museum decamped from Fifth Avenue and took up residence at the Douglas Mansion on West 14th Street. However, these new accommodations had been temporary following negotiations with the city of New York, the Met acquired land on the east side of Central Park, exactly where it built its permanent property, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone &quotmausoleum&quot developed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold. As of 2006, the Met measures nearly a quarter mile long and occupies much more than two million square feet, far more than 20 occasions the size of the original 1880 constructing.

In 2007, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was ranked #17 on the AIA 150 America’s Preferred Architecture list.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1967. The interior was designated in 1977.

National Historic Register #86003556

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