Previous 上一页 Home 主页 Next 下一页

Yuan Dynasty
元朝
Pear Shaped Flask with Lotus Pattern
刻花缠枝莲纹玉壶春瓶

The lotus pattern of intertwining leaves and tendrils is carved into the surface of this bottle to give a smooth texture of raised overlapping vegetation. Made during the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368), the bottle was excavated at a site in Fengxiang County. Just a note on the Chinese description: 缠枝 means twining on the outside of something like a tree or, in this case, a slender branch 枝. The image ofis of a twisted, soft, upwards motion and pattern. All that from one character!











China Index >> Shaanxi History Museum >> Yuan Dynasty

Click on a picture or use the arrows at the top to navigate through the site.

http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/pageindexname.html
Last update: March 2010
© Marilyn Shea, 2010