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:

3.5" x 3.5" x 12"

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A Shiwan sculpture of a man playing with his pet bird.
一個男人和他的寵物鳥玩耍的石灣雕塑。

    

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Figurine

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number

1993.022.005

Catalogue Entry

Shiwan Ceramics are closely connected to characters reflected in Chinese mythology. This particular character depicts a wealthy man with plenty of leisure time. Look at his clothing: a long robe with a piece of precious jade hanging from his waist, covered by a cotton vest and a cap decorated with a piece of jade at the front. A folded fan was inserted on the back of his neck. His pet bird is kept in a cage protected by a piece of cloth.


It seems that this man has just finished his tea at a tea house and is playing with his pet bird. 


石灣陶瓷與中國神話中的人物關係密切。這個雕像描繪了一個擁有充足閒暇時間的富人。看他的衣著:一身長袍,腰間垂著一塊玉石,披著一件棉背心,頭戴一頂飾有玉石的帽子,一把折扇插在他的脖子後面,而他的寵物鳥則被關在一個布籠子裏。


看這人的樣子,他應該剛剛在茶館喝完茶,正在和他的寵物鳥玩耍。

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Artifact Date:

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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 sculpture of a man playing with his pet bird.
一個男人和他的寵物鳥玩耍的石灣雕塑。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Figurine

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Ceramics

Medium:

Shiwan Ceramics

Dimensions:

3.5" x 3.5" x 12"

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number:

1993.022.005

Playing with Pet Bird 玩雀