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  • Blue-glazed White Earthenware Rabbit

    Tang: ceramics, metalwork and sculpture

    21 October - 6 November, 2021

    Eskenazi Limited is delighted to hold an exhibition entirely devoted to rare works of art including ceramics, sculpture and metalwork from the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 AD), often called the golden age of Chinese culture. This is only the second time that Eskenazi has held an exhibition covering a wide range of material, solely dedicated to the Tang Dynasty. The first was in 1987. Notable highlights of this 2021 exhibition include a magnificent and monumental dry lacquer head of a bodhisattva, one of only three known surviving examples of this kind and a rare sancai-glazed zodiac animal figure with a human body and an equine head

    Blue-glazed White Earthenware Rabbit

    Tang dynasty, 618 - 907

    While white-glazed earthenware rabbits are known in a number of museum collections, cobalt-blue-glazed models are extremely rare. One example is in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum. In Chinese mythology, the Jade Rabbit was the companion of the goddess of the moon, Chang’e. Often shown with a pestle and mortar mixing the elixir of immortality, the rabbit is closely linked with Daoism and themes of longevity.

    Length: 11.5cm