Wei Yuejin: SONGDAI TAO MO. (Song Dynasty Moulded Pottery ). Kaifeng, 2010. 2, 321 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 28x21 cm. Wrappers.
Interesting and well-illustrated survey of a little-known aspect of Song dynasty ceramics - that of moulded pottery. These are small objects (some quite fine) made from clay pressed into a mould and then baked. The variety of objects and their size seem to indicate that such moulded objects were used as charms, talismans and votive offerings by the general populace. A broad selection are here illustrated, both the moulded object and, in a good many cases, the mould itself. Illustrated throughout in colour, many of the objects being shown larger than life-size. In Chinese.
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 667 in printed List 190.
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