Asian Art I - 17 Nov Live online bidding is available via our own online bidding system. Please use the link to register and refer to the 'Buying' section of our website for terms. Please note - for live online bidding you will need to register separately for a WoolleysLive account by clicking here. You can update your alerts or unsubscribe at any time. Boldly carved from a massive spinach-green boulder, crouching with his head turned to the left and baring his teeth to reveal a slightly upturned tongue.
Lion Dance - Asian Dance
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Pillow with Lion Holding a Brocade Ball
In the continent of Asia, Chinese dance known as lion dance has managed to become one of the most popular religious and entertaining dances. After more than a thousand years of its use in China, surrounding countries of Taiwan, Japan and Korea accepted this dance into their culture, modifying it in their own ways. The basic principle of this traditional dance is to mimic the movement of lion while wearing the elaborate lion costume. Even though some of the lion costumes can be very complicated in design, with almost unrecognizable features to a real lion, the main difference between lion dance and very similar popular Dragon dance is that Lion dance requires the use of only two people. Dragon dance requires use of many people who by holding the wooden poles control the movement of the dragon above them, and Lion dancers are almost totally covered by their costume. The birth of Chinese Lion dance can be found in their religion.
The Symbolism Behind Guardian Lion Tattoos
Lot An extremely rare and large blue and white 'lion' bowl, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period , Photo: Sotheby's. Their porcelain body and glaze are arguably the finest that have ever been created, imbuing each piece with an outstanding tactile quality, while their unobtrusive yet sophisticated designs are executed in a captivating, complex and yet free and easy painting manner.
These small Foo Dogs are made from a solid piece of green Taiwan jade. It is not a jewelry quality jade. They are a beautiful and detailed art handcrafted carvings. Temple lions symbolize Create a bit of depth and personality to your home or office by adding this hand painted clay ceramic piece to any tabletop, mantel or bookcase.