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Vase with figures, stoneware with blue-green glaze, Yaozhou kilns, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), height 15.5 cm, Shang Shan Tang Collection

CHINESE CELADONS
An exhibition of Yaozhou ceramics from the Shang Shan Tang Collection (Hall of the Supreme Good), curated by Sabrina Rastelli, is dedicated to the Yaozhou kilns, located about 100 km north of Xi’an, in northern China. Active between the 8th and 13th centuries, this kiln revolutionised the production of celadon, becoming the most influential manufactory in the entire empire.China was the first country, in the 13th century, to create pieces with a highly refractory body coated with a layer of green glaze…

 

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN CHINA

A new exhibition at the Peabody Essex (PEM) explores the idea of how the camera transformed the way we imagine China in the West. Photography’s development as a new form of art and technology in the 19th century coincided with profound changes in the way China engaged with the world. The medium evolved in response to war, trade, travel, and a desire for knowledge about an unfamiliar place. The exhibition features 130 photographs…

 

Thomson-Curio-Shop

Curio Shop (1868-1872) by John Thomson, (1837-1921), albumen print, 23.2 × 27.6 cm, gift of George J Harrington Jr, 1993, Peabody Essex Museum

Worship-of-the-Buddha-stone-Cincinnati

Worship of the Buddha, possibly depicting the Buddha’s First Sermon, Buddhist relief, Indian Andhra Pradesh, Gummadidurru, Amaravati style, Andhra dynasty, 3rd century, limestone, 52.3 x 34.6 x 6 cm, anonymous gift, Cincinnati Art Museum

HANDPRINTS AND FOOTPRINTS IN BUDDHIST ART

The physical marks of the Buddha appear again and again through Buddhist literatures in Asia, because of the profound importance of the Buddha’s body. To behold the body of a Buddha is considered a great blessing. The marks that adorn the body of the Buddha are also signs of his attainment, seen as the literal embodiment of his virtue..

According to tradition, the feet of the Buddha are marked with thousand-spoked wheels, relating to the wheel as a symbol of Buddhism and used for the Buddha’s teaching ‘the turning of the wheel of dharma’….

 

GANDHI AND INDIAN TEXTILES
Powerhouse’s new exhibition presenting highlights from the museum’s expansive collection of Indian textiles opened on 13 August. Taking its title from charkha (spinning wheel) and kargha (loom), this latest exhibition in Sydney features over 100 textiles that date back to the foundational collections of the museum acquired since the 1880s. The exhibition coincides with the 75th anniversary of India’s …

red velvet gold embroidery

Charkha and Kargha, exhibition view, detail of Punjabi men’s vest with zardozi work (1850-59), Powerhouse Ultimo, August 2022. Image: Zan Wimberley.

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