The wine vessel at the Met

After the Park, we went to the Met. The huge wine vessel, a gift from JP Morgan. The bugs on the bottles are so vivid.

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From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries is on display. So is Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology, and the Roof Garden‘s Cornelia Parker‘s barn PsychoBarn.

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This Screen with birthday celebration for General Guo Ziyi is from late Qing period, by Lu Guisheng (active 1821-50); carved red and black lacquer. The inscription in the upper right indicates that the screen was made in honor of a certain General Zhen, most likely upon an important birthday, such as his sixtieth. More here


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Fine details, although they look rough. L: Torso of a Bodhisattva of transcendent wisdom; R: Head of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva. Both are from Java Indoesia, abt 9th century.

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This seems to be one piece: to the right side is calligraphy and the pavilion of Prince Teng during Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), but to the left, is 题跋 /preface by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) in 1940, ??? The little sampan to the left is beautiful.

The Chinese courtyard

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