Week 2 – Part 3

Photos from NGV gallery related to asian design

 

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CHINESE chair
Qing dynasty 18th century China
Lacquer on wood

This is typical and traditional type of furniture design from China. Full wood body. Heavy but stable. Till now lots of residentials in China are still using this type of chair design but much simplified.

 

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KHMER
Fragment of a lintel
10th century – 12 century Cambodia sandstone

Khmer sculptural caving from temples.

 

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Chinese granary
Eastern Han dynasty, AD 25-220

The granary model appears to be plastered mud-brick structure with tiled roof and seated bear as base support. By looking at its roof, you can tell its a typical roof design from China.

 

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CHINESE jar
Ming dynasty, late 14th century-15th century

Chinese container designmainly made out of procelain with underglazed blue decoration of a continuous landscape scene. For most of Chinese design, they use scenery like mountains, peaks and waterfall as decoration while western more tend to human figure.

 

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Iran, Sassanian
Ewer
6th century-7th century
copper,zinc, alloy

Unlike the Chinese, their designs are mostly metal.  

 

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