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Object Title:
Demon Queller Stirring a Cauldron
Object Number:
C124
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Confucian
Taoist
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
17th Century - 18th Century
Early Date:
1600
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Demon Quellor
Cauldron
Description:
A Demon Queller Stirring a Cauldron. Artist Sima Kou. 'Tiao he ting-nai,' Harmonize Ting and Nai(bronze cooking vessels). Ting-Nai are most important ritual vessels in Shang-Chou period. Thus the term was adopted to imply the management of country, the administration. To rule a country well is like to harmonize well the ingredients in the Ting-Nai vessels. A Confucian thought painted with strong Taoist colors.
Credit Line:
Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company
Other Number:
GETZ 67   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 198 no.67
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[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 35
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