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:

Porcelain

Medium:

Painted Vase

Dimensions:

7" x 7" x 14"

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A vase depicted eight immortal gods crossing the ocean.
一個描繪了八位神仙橫渡海洋的花瓶。

    

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Decorative Vase

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number

1993.027.001

Catalogue Entry

Vase with Scene of Eight Immortals Crossing the Ocean illustrates the eight chinese immortals Lǐ Tiěguǎi, Zhōnglí Quán, Zhāng Guǒ lǎo, Lǚ Dòngbīn, Hán Xiāngzǐ, Hé Xiāngū, Lán Cǎihé and Cáo Guójiù. 


After a few too many drinks, the immortals decided to make a journey across the ocean to discover the wonders of the undersea realms that they could not find from their domain within the heavens.


The "Scene of Eight Immortals Cross the Sea" is identified as a popular Daoist tale. In Chinese culture, the Eight Immortals are the most popular group illustrated in Chinese art history. Through anecdotal motifs, the Eight Immortals are known for their association with Daoist philosophy and ideas around the search of immortality. 


八仙過海圖花瓶描繪了中國八仙:李鐵拐、鍾離權、張果老、呂洞賓、韓湘子、何仙姑、藍采和及曹國舅。


喝了幾杯酒之後,仙人們決定遠渡重洋,去探尋他們在天界找不到的海底世界的奇觀。


「八仙過海情景」被認定為道教傳說。在中國文化中,八仙是中國藝術史上最受歡迎的插圖群體。通過軼事主題,八仙因其與道家哲學和尋求長生不老的思想的聯繫而聞名。

Online References:

"The Eight Immortals Cross the Sea" https://en.daoinfo.org/wiki/The_Eight_Immortals_Cross_the_Sea

Welch, Patricia Bjaaland. Chinese Art. A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery. North Clarendon. Tuttle Publishing. 2008.

Artifact Date:

Unknown

Unknown

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Catalogue Entry

Online References:

"The Eight Immortals Cross the Sea" https://en.daoinfo.org/wiki/The_Eight_Immortals_Cross_the_Sea

Welch, Patricia Bjaaland. Chinese Art. A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery. North Clarendon. Tuttle Publishing. 2008.

Department:

The Museum Proper

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

On Display

Replica or Original:

Not a Replica

A vase depicted eight immortal gods crossing the ocean.
一個描繪了八位神仙橫渡海洋的花瓶。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Decorative Vase

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Porcelain

Medium:

Painted Vase

Dimensions:

7" x 7" x 14"

Donated by:

Donated by the Fok Ying Tung Foundation

Accession Number:

1993.027.001

Vase with Scene of Eight Immortals Crossing the Ocean 八仙過海圖花瓶