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Chinese gallery reopens in Zurich

Three female dancers China, Shaanxi/Henan region, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC Earthenware and pigments Height 59 cm

Three female dancers
China, Shaanxi/Henan region, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC
Earthenware and pigments, H. 59 cm

 

The China department of Museum Rietberg, Zurich has reopened after a six-month rebuilding programme. The Museum presents more than 600 ceramics and other objects from the world famous Meiytang Collection and is now one of the leading homes of Chinese art in the world. Amassed in the 1960s by the Swiss collector Gilbert Zuellig, the systematic collection of Chinese art dates from 5th millennium BC through to the Qing dynasty of the 18th century. Displayed artefacts include eggshell-thin stem cups from the Neolithic period, colour-glazed horses and magnificent vessels from the Tang dynasty as well as exquisite, delicately glazed bowls from the Song dynasty.

 

Basin with purple splashes China, Henan province, Jun kilns, Jin dynasty, 12th century Stoneware with milky blue glaze ᴓ 32,4 cm

Basin with purple splashes
China, Henan province, Jun kilns, Jin dynasty, 12th century
Stoneware with milky blue glaze, D. 32,4 cm

Receptacle in the shape of a man riding a mythical animal with three heads China, Zhejiang province, Western Jin dynasty, 3rd century Stoneware with yellowish-green glaze Height 25.8 cm

Receptacle in the shape of a man riding a mythical animal with three heads
China, Zhejiang province, Western Jin dynasty, 3rd century
Stoneware with yellowish-green glaze, H. 25.8 cm

Meiping of “coffee-and-cream” colour China, Hebei province, Ding kilns, Northern Song dynasty, 11th/12th century Stoneware with sgraffiato design Height 31.2 cm

Meiping of “coffee-and-cream” colour
China, Hebei province, Ding kilns, Northern Song dynasty, 11th/12th century
Stoneware with sgraffiato design, H. 31.2 cm

 

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