09 août 2014

Rank badge for a 3rd rank civil official - rooster, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century

Rank badge for a 3rd rank civil official - rooster, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century; embroidered silk, 29.5 x 29.8 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2006, 299.2006. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney

09 août 2014

Civil rank badge, 1st or 2nd rank, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century

Civil rank badge, 1st or 2nd rank, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century; embroidered silk in satin stitch, 25.5 x 23.5 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2006, 297.2006. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney On first glance the crane badge would appear to be Chinese, but on closer examination the Vietnamese attributes are evident. The seven water mounds at the bottom of the badge, the sprig of peach tree with peaches, the wealth symbol on the left of the crane and the... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2014

Pair of rank badges for a 1st or 2nd rank official - crane, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century

Pair of rank badges for a 1st or 2nd rank official - crane, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century; embroidered silk, couched gold thread, 25.5 x 23.5 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2006, 300.2006.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This pair of badges has faded considerably. The outline of the crane holding a peach in the mouth is clearly visible and was said to symbolise immortality. The crane insignia was awarded to 1st and 2nd rank civil officials. The... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2014

Photos reveal intricate art of communal temple engravings

HCM CITY (VNS) — Photos and videos of dragon and fairy engravings on pillars and wooden walls of Vietnamese communal temples from the 16th century to the early 19th century are being shown as part of an exhibit at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum. The exhibition, organised by the Viet Nam University of Fine Arts and the museum, includes 102 photos featuring the architecture and engravings of more than 40 temples in northern Viet Nam. Five short documentaries and a 3D film on topics related to the northern communal temples are also... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2014

A group of four Annamese and South-East Asian ceramics, 15th to 19th century

A group of four Annamese and South-East Asian ceramics, 15th to 19th century. Photo Sotheby's comprising a jar of compressed globular form, painted around the exterior with four lotus blossoms wreathed in scrolling foliage, wood stand; a kendi painted around the body and on the spout with stylised lotus; a crackle-glazed globular jar painted with upright panels divided by ruyi heads, below a band of undulous waves and detached ruyi scrolls around the shoulder; and an olive-green glazed double-gourd vase set with... [Lire la suite]
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