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    • Green-glazed Earthenware Jar
    • Green-glazed Earthenware Jar
    Green-glazed Earthenware Jar

    Six Dynasties art from the Norman A. Kurland collection part one

    2 November - 25 November, 2017

    Click here to view Norman Kurland discussing his collection 

    This exhibition features a superb selection of Six Dynasties art (220 to 581 AD) assembled over four decades by Norman A. Kurland, a renowned film and television agent. His focused and scholarly eye has led him to form perhaps the best collection of Six Dynasties art in private hands. The thirty-eight pieces in the current exhibition, though limited primarily to the fifth and sixth centuries, range widely in material – stone sculptures, earthenware figures, gilt-bronze metalwork and glazed ceramics. Highlights include rare examples of Buddhist sculptures, both freestanding and those from imperially sponsored Buddhist cave temples such as Yungang and Gongxian and finely modelled earthenware tomb figures.

    Green-glazed Earthenware Jar

    Northern Qi period, 550 - 577

    Exuberantly decorated with appliqués of human masks with bushy brows and thick moustaches, with ring-handled lion masks, foliate motifs, beaded tassels and round studs, this jar is one of three known examples of this type, two of which are in museum collections.

    Height: 26.0cm