February 2019

Monthly Archive: February 2019

Safavid Tile Arch Project III: The Palace of the Stables

Posted: February 28, 2019 - 12:30 , by royal
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Tiles over an archway.

Written by Lisa Golombek, Curator Emeritus (Islamic Art) 

Celebrating the Year of the Pig

Posted: February 4, 2019 - 14:35 , by Diana Lu
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Burial figure of a pig , earthenware, Eastern Han Dynasty (late 2nd-early 3rd century), China


Sir Edmund Walker Collection


February 5th, 2019, marks the beginning of the year of the pig 猪. The twelfth and last animal in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the pig are said to be loving and kind. On the other hand, they can be stubborn and dawdle on tasks.