Artifact Date:

Unknown

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Unknown

Creator Ancestory:

Chinese

Department:

The Museum Proper

Replica or Original:

Not a Replica

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Primary Material:

Ceramics

Medium:

Shiwan Ceramics

Dimensions:

17" x 10" x 10"

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A Shiwan Ceramic statue depicting Chinese Deity Zhong Kuei.
一個描繪中國神靈鍾馗的石灣陶瓷雕像。

    

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Figurine

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number

1993.022.001

Catalogue Entry

Chinese Ghostbuster: Drunken Zhong-Kuei is a Shiwan ceramic statue depicting Chinese Deity Zhong Kuei. Zhong Kuei is a common depiction for Shiwan sculptors. According to folklore, Emperor Tang Xuan Zong dreamt that Zhong Kuei, a military officer who failed the imperial exams, had ferociously captured and exorcised all the evil spirits that had been annoying the Emperor. Shiwan sculptors like to portray Zhong Kuei because he allows them to stretch their imagination and express their feelings freely through portraying the figure carrying out different acts.


《醉酒鍾馗》是描繪中國神祇鍾馗的石灣陶瓷雕像。鍾馗常見於石灣雕刻家的作品。相傳,唐玄宗夢見科舉不及格的將領鍾馗,將令皇上煩擾的煞氣大肆俘虜、驅除。由於鍾馗是能夠被刻畫出不同行為的人物,石灣雕塑家們都喜歡刻畫鍾馗,讓他們可以盡情發揮想像力,自由表達情感。

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Artifact Date:

Unknown

Unknown

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Catalogue Entry

Online References:

Department:

The Museum Proper

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Replica or Original:

Not a Replica

A Shiwan Ceramic statue depicting Chinese Deity Zhong Kuei.
一個描繪中國神靈鍾馗的石灣陶瓷雕像。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Figurine

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Ceramics

Medium:

Shiwan Ceramics

Dimensions:

17" x 10" x 10"

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number:

1993.022.001

Chinese Ghostbuster: Drunken Zhong-Kuei 醉酒鍾馗