Advanced Search

K-12 Educator
K-12 Student
Museum Visitor
UMMA Docent
UMMA Staff
University Faculty
University Student
Between and Mortarboard


UMMA Object Specific Fields






Query builder

Daoism / Taoism

Japanese
Figure of a Daoist immortal Tobosaku
19th century
ivory
Gift of Mr. Curtis G. Coley
1957/1.21
A tall porcelain vase with an ovoid lower body, a tall narrow neck, and a dish shaped mouth on a footring. The neck has several applied figures of molded immortals and sculpted cosmological creatures, including cranes, clouds, deer, and a dragon chasing a protruding flaming pearl. It is topped with a cone shaped lid with wide flange, topped with a crane-shaped finial. There are four loop lugs on both the lid and around the mouth. It is covered in a white glaze with a bluish green tinge. This jar is one of a pair with <em>1993/1.81.</em>
Chinese
Covered Jar
1127 - 1279
porcelain, glaze
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.82.1-2
Masatsugu
Netsuke of the Daoist immortal Gama Sennin with a three-legged toad on his back
19th century
ivory
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.32
A round peach-shaped water dropper. The peach itself is covered in a white glaze and covered in bamboo stalks and leaves. These are embossed onto the peach and stand out even more as the iron brown underglaze comes through strongest on these details. The iron brown underglaze can also be seen along the base of the waterdropper. The hole is at the top of the peach.<br />
<br />
This is a peach-shaped water dropper shaped in a mold, featuring mold-impressed designs of peach leaf and branch on the surface. Its upper part is perforated by two water holes and the body is very light. Parts of the designs in high-relief are thinly glazed and tinged with brown. The foot is low. It was fired on the kiln shelf, which is an indication that it was produced in the early 20th century.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.185]
Korean
White Porcelain Peach-Shaped Water Dropper
20th century
porcelain with iron brown underglaze painting
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.298
A tall porcelain vase with an ovoid lower body, a tall narrow neck, and dish shaped mouth on a footring. The neck has several applied figures of molded immortals and sculpted cosmological creatures, and four loop lugs. It is covered in a white glaze with a bluish green tinge. The lid is missing.
Chinese
Covered Jar
12th century
glaze, porcelain
Gift of Mark and Iuliana Phillips
1996/2.44
Unglazed gray stoneware flattened bottle with two lion-head lugs near teh upper corners, and two turtle shaped lugs on the bottom.
Korean
Flattened Bottle with Lion-head and Turle Lugs
900 - 1099
unglazed stoneware with appliqued decoration
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.210
Porcelain wine bottle with ten cobalt pigment depicting Chinese Daoist ten symbols of longevity&mdash;sun, cloud, mountain, rock, water, crane, deer, turtle, pine tree, and the mushroom of eternal youth. A blue band rings the foot of the bottle, as well as just below the main register of the body. The ten symbols of longevity design stretches around the bulbous body above, tapering off as the body begins to taper into the tubular neck, culminating in a slightly flared rim.<br />
<br />
This bottle was produced in Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. It is decorated on the entire surface with ten longevity symbols, including deer, pine trees, and cranes, rendered in underglaze cobalt blue. Ten longevity symbols were frequently chosen to decorate the stationery, bottles, and jars produced in the late 19th century at kilns in Bunwon-ri. This is a high-quality white porcelain bottle, with well sintered clay and glaze and outstanding cobalt blue colouring.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum
Korean
Wine bottle with Ten Symbols of Longevity design
19th century
porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless glaze
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.281
greyware jar with lid, pained with polychrome mystic cloud design, flared neck, globular body, tall foot
Chinese
Large covered hu (wine storage jar) with molded taotie masks and painted designs of stylized clouds and Mount Penglai
01/01/9901 BCE
grey earthenware with polychrome pigments
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.77.1-2
Plaque in the form of a snarling lion's face holding a double-edged "severn star" (here only three of the seven stars are depicted as large dots connected by lines) sword in its mouth and ornamented with a red octagon containing the characters for "daqi" surrounded by eight trigrams on its forehead.
Taiwanese
Protective Amulet
20th century
polychrome | wood
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
2006/2.44
This print is typical, depicting the Stove God and his wife with halos and elegant clothing. Before them is a table with common worship instruments, including candles, an incense burner, and flowers. Standing in the bottom corners are two officials, and between them a container of jewels. The jewels are flanked by a dog and rooster; animals thought to be symbols of domesticity with auspicious connotations. Above the scene a calendar for the year 1949 is framed by an auspicious dragon motif.
Chinese
Stove God and Wife with Calendar
1948
color woodblock print | paper
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle B. Hanna
1989/2.116
Kanô School
A Scholar Riding on a Sword
1650 - 1700
ink | paper
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.89
Paper mounted on aqua silk. There are two figures present, and a large crane (bird). The central figure, Zhang Tiangi, has his arms uplifted, while a less important figure is depicted with his back to the viewer and is slightly hunched over. There is a crane with a red crown behind these two figures. The colors are muted. There is calligraphy in the upper left hand corner of the painting, complete with two red seals.
Huang Shen
Figures from Chinese History: Zhang Tianqi Calling in the Cranes
1687 - 1766
ink and color | paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1983/2.158

0 Comments

6 Tags & 0 Keywords

Tags
Asia — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 14 2017 @ 8:22 am)
Daoism — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 14 2017 @ 8:22 am)
Philosophy — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 14 2017 @ 8:22 am)
Religion — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 14 2017 @ 8:22 am)
Spirituality — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 14 2017 @ 8:22 am)
Taoism — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 14 2017 @ 8:22 am)

Rate this Resource

AVG: 0 | Ratings: 0

& Author Notes

Creative Commons by-nc-sa (University of Michigan Museum of Art)

Last Updated

January 25, 2019 12:35 p.m.

Report


Reporting Policy