Artifact Date:

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Artifact Era/Dynasty:

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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:

Son: 5.5" x 4" x 7.5"
Mother: 4.5" x 4.5" x 10.5"

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A Shiwan Ceramic statue depicting Zhu Shou Chang and his mother.
一個描繪了朱壽昌和他的母親的石灣陶瓷雕像。

    

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Figurine

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number

1993.022.006

Catalogue Entry

Searching for Mother features two sculptures that portray an interaction between Zhu Shouchang and his mother. Zhu Shouchang lived during the Song Dynasty. His commendable story lives on through the text The Twenty-four Filial Exemplars by Guo Jujing. 


Growing up, Zhu Shouchang's father was a civil servant and his mother a concubine. Zhu's mother remarried while she was pregnant. Eventually, Zhu joined his father in the military when he was young, separating him from his mother for about fifty years. 


In his later years, Zhu gave up his official title in order to devote himself to locating his mother. After many difficulties, he finally found her. Zhu brought his mother and his other brothers back to his home, where he looked after their needs and took care of them. Therefore, Zhu Shouchang became famous for his great final piety. The sculptures showcase the details that accentuate his mother's age and captures Zhu's remorse as he pleads beneath his long-lost mother.


These Shiwan cermics feature a crackle glaze. This glazing technique is achieved by applying two layers of glaze. The inside layer expands in the kiln more quickly, thus " cracking" the outside layer, giving Searching for Mother a unique and textured aesthetic. 


《棄官尋母》中有兩件雕塑,描繪了宋朝人朱壽昌與母親之間的互動。他值得稱道的故事是通過郭居敬的《二十四孝模》一書流傳。


長大後,朱壽昌的父親是公務員,而母親則是妃子。朱的母親在懷孕期間改嫁,最終,朱在年輕時隨父親從軍,與母親分開了大約五十年。


晚年,朱壽昌放棄其官位以專心尋找母親。歷經千辛萬苦,他終於找到了她。朱將母親和其他兄弟帶回了家,並照顧他們的起居飲食。因此,朱壽昌以他的孝順而聞名於世。這些雕塑突出了他母親年齡的細節,並捕捉到朱在他失散多年的母親面前懇求時的悔恨。


這些石灣陶瓷具有裂紋釉。這種上釉技術是通過應用兩層釉來實現的。內層在窯內膨脹更快,從而「裂開」外層,賦予《棄官尋母》獨特的質感和美感。

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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 Zhu Shou Chang and his mother.
一個描繪了朱壽昌和他的母親的石灣陶瓷雕像。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Figurine

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Ceramics

Medium:

Shiwan Ceramics

Dimensions:

Son: 5.5" x 4" x 7.5"
Mother: 4.5" x 4.5" x 10.5"

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number:

1993.022.006

Searching for Mother 棄官尋母