Chinese Ceramic

All of these ceramic pieces are from a China region. The Door Knocker Mask was made around the 8th century A.D.- 10th century A.D. and is from a Northern China Tribe. The Porcelain with a Dragon Design was made around 1522-1566 and is from a Ming Dynasty. The Punch Bowl with a Rose Mandarin Style was made around the early 19th century and was from a Qing Dynasty. The Proto-Yue ware Hunping funerary jar was made around 265-316, and is from a Western Jing Dynasty.  I chose to put these four pieces in my museum because, they were all of great detail and original. My first piece, the hollow zoomorphic mask, which was used as a door knocker, forms a pair with another mask. They both have large openings at the corners of the mouth, where a ring-shaped knocker was hung. The differences between the two pieces consist in the inclination of the horns and the number of points in the beard. The one I chose has flatter horns and only seven points. The facial features of the mask are formed with, large horns on both sides of the forehead. My next piece was the COVERED JAR, Porcelain with dragon design in overglaze. THis Chinese pot would have been used by an emperor for trade or gifts. This pot is red with detailed dragons and prints in a creamy yellow, around each of the prints or dragons it is outlined in black. This pot it quite big and has a lid, detailed with the same red and yellow prints. At the bottom it starts smaller then grows bigger until the top where it has an indent to hold the lid. The next piece is the Punch bowl in Rose Print. This Bowl in Rose MAndarin was most likely used at dinner time for a drink bowl or the wash your hands in after a course. This bowl is very detailed with various colors. It consists of white, red, blue, green, red, yellow/gold, brown, and a bit of black. On this bowl you can see designs that change from people to outdoor scenes such as rivers and trees. The last piece I chose was the Proto-Yur ware Hunping fenerary jar. This charming pot, with its engaging depiction of musicians and flock of birds gathered by a many-roofed structure, it represents a tragic period in Chinese history.  In the early fourth century, invasions by nomadic raiders from the steppes to the west forced tens of thousands of Chinese to flee southward.

This mask was previously used as a door knocker. It has two large openings at the corner of the mouth, this is wear the knocker would be hung. This mask has two huge eyes, big teeth, two horns coming out from the head, a big flat nose. The eyes, mouth, eyebrows, horns, and teeth are outlined in black.
This Chinese pot would have been used by an emperor for trade or gifts. This pot is red with detailed dragons and prints in a creamy yellow, around each of the prints or dragons it is outlined in black. This pot it quite big and has a lid, detailed with the same red and yellow prints. At the bottom it starts smaller then grows bigger until the top where it has an indent to hold the lid.
This Bowl in Rose Mandarin was most likely used at dinner time for a drink bowl or to wash your hands in after a course. This bowl is very detailed with various colors. It consists of white, red, blue, green, red, yellow/gold, brown, and a bit of black. On this bowl you can see little pictures of people possibly a family sitting together. You can also see designs that change from people to outside scenes such as rivers and trees.
This jar is made of a grey stone, with a coat of a greenish glaze. This jar is decorated with birds and other animals gathered to witness a tragic period in Chinese time.
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