Princeton University Library Catalog

Monks in glaze : patronage, kiln origin, and iconography of the Yixian Luohans / by Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsu.

Author:
Hsu, Eileen Hsiang-ling [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Boston : Brill, 2016.
Description:
xiii, 269 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary note:
Monks in Glaze' is a complete reassessment of the famous group of large glazed ceramic sculptures known as the 'Yixian Luohans'. Drawing upon hitherto-unknown epigraphic documents, Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsu proposes a new date (1511-1519) for the group's production and, for the first time, identifies the kiln centre near Beijing as its birthplace. Removed more than one hundred years ago from a massive grotto in northern China, the group's provenance disappeared after its dispersal between 1913 and 1933. Delving into the social and economic issues of religious patronage, imperial workshop practice, and nuanced style of post-Yuan Buddhist art, Hsu convincingly shows that such a large group of masterworks were products of well-developed commercial economy of the Ming dynasty.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789004335844 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • 9004335846 (hardback : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2016032819
OCLC:
954038064
Other views:
Staff view