Some cool mold chinese photos:
NYC – Metropolitan Museum of Art – Shadakshari Lokeshvara with Deities and Monks
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Shadakshari Lokeshvara with Deities and Monks
late 15th century, Tibet
Distemper and gold on cloth 40 3/eight x 31 1/4 in. (102.5 x 79.four cm)
Shadakshari Lokeshvara is a kind of the merciful and compassionate Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. The "patron saint" of Tibet, he is known as the Lokeshvara of the Six Mystical Syllables: om mani pad me hum (Hail to the jewel in the lotus). All Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of this deity.
Against a gold background, Shadakshari Lokeshvara is seated cross-legged on a lotus pedestal. The four-armed deity holds his usual attributes, a rosary and a lotus, and has two hands in the position of adoration. He is surrounded by thirty-3 Buddhist divinities and monks placed among stylized clouds.
The fine line drawing, virtually total absence of colour, the therapy of the cloud patterns, and the dragon in the reduce appropriate corner are indications of the influence of early Ming-period Chinese art. The flowing draperies and billowing lotus flowers are also departures from the a lot more stylized, much less naturalistic depictions in each Indian and Nepalese art, the two principal sources of early Tibetan painting.
Present of Margery and Harry Kahn, 1985 (1985.390.three)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s permanent collection contains a lot more than two million operates of art from about the planet. It opened its doors on February 20, 1872, housed in a constructing positioned at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Below their guidance of John Taylor Johnston and George Palmer Putnam, the Met’s holdings, initially consisting of a Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 mostly European paintings, quickly outgrew the accessible space. In 1873, occasioned by the Met’s acquire of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot antiquities, the museum decamped from Fifth Avenue and took up residence at the Douglas Mansion on West 14th Street. Nonetheless, these new accommodations had been temporary right after negotiations with the city of New York, the Met acquired land on the east side of Central Park, exactly where it constructed its permanent property, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone "mausoleum" developed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold. As of 2006, the Met measures practically a quarter mile lengthy and occupies more than two million square feet, much more than 20 instances the size of the original 1880 creating.
In 2007, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was ranked #17 on the AIA 150 America’s Preferred Architecture list.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1967. The interior was designated in 1977.
National Historic Register #86003556
Jingdezhen Chinese Porcelain Vase_jv1014y
Image by Silk Road Collection
Distinctive hand-thrown and hand-decorated Jingdezhen porcelain, after prized by the imperial courts of China, are now available to you from Silk Road Collection. This vase is gourd shape. The interior is white and the exterior is mustard yellow-with swirls embossed straight into the glaze. Beautifully raised, hand-painted black and white cranes grace the surface, along with delicate pink flowers and green leaves. The city Jingdezhen, China has been recognized as the “Porcelain Capital of China” for more than 1,700 years, originating throughout the Han Dynasty. The unique clay identified in the surrounding mountain places of this south-eastern area of China provides the essentials components of the planet-famous Jingdezhen porcelain.
Silk Road Collection has partnered with tiny firms of loved ones artisans from Jingdezhen to pick its exclusive collection of vases, bowls and other porcelains. Every piece is hand-thrown (not cast from a mold) from clay, kiln fired, and then hand-painted producing a one-of-a-kind, planet-class treasure. Whilst some artisans now use electric wheels and kilns, many households still employ their ancient hand-thrown tactics and wood-fired kilns. In London in 2005, a Jingdezhen blue and white porcelain jar from the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) sold for more than Million – the highest value accomplished by a piece of porcelain in the history of all porcelain auctions.
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Shanghai Moon – is one of those handful of restaurants whose interior decor alone is worth the trip. And if you go in the middle of the night you can have the place to oneself. It’s open 24-hours a day. From the elevator, comply with the thinning red carpet down the hall and into the ballroom-style dining space, where the carpet springs back to life in a swirl of red, blue and cream. Pick one of the mismatched embroidered chairs and sit down to a quintessential Chinese table, a pink carnation in a glass vase and a red tablecloth. See the majestic and old-fashioned surroundings: the antiques, the chandeliers, the grand ceiling with distinctive molding and alcoves with velvet curtains. On the walls, there are photos of Shanghai circa 1840s-1950s showing the everyday landmarks of the era (the very first department shop, the 1st cinema, the Huangpu complete of canoe-sized boats) as effectively as landmark events like Prince Chun of the Qing Dynasty’s parade down Nanjing Xi Lu. The menu is complete of your normal Shanghainese fare, with a bit of Cantonese influence