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Title

Brush rest moulded in the form of three dragons

Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Brush rest in the form of mountains
    Place where the work was made
    Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China
    Period
    Wanli 1573 - 1619 Ming dynasty 1368 - 1644 → China
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
    Dimensions
    13.0 x 17.7 x 4.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    300.1988
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

    Works in the collection

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    Three dragons are sitting among clouds above three mountains emerging from the ocean. The myth of the Three Sacred Mountains first appeared in the Warring States period (475-221BC) when the pursuit of immortality was very popular. Legend has it that the Penglai, Fangzhang, and Yinghai in the East China sea had herbs that could make people live forever. Dragons are often combined with the Three Sacred Mountains in Ming and Qing decorative art.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, January 2012

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Jingdezhen

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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