Monthly Archive: December Dian
February 12, 2021, marks the beginning of the year of the ox牛, the second animal in the Chinese zodiac. While people born in the year of the ox are said to be docile, they are also said to be stubborn.
January 25, 2020, marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat 鼠, the first animal in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese character shu 鼠can refer to both the rat or mouse. In the traditional Chinese calendar, each year bears an animal zodiac symbol. People born in a specific year are thought to have attributes of that year’s animal.
Burial figure of a calendrical rat, China, moulded earthenware, Han Dynasty, 206 BC-220 AD, 24.8 × 6.9 cm
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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.
Ridge tile with a dog
Moulded earthenware, glaze
Ming-Qing Dynasty (17th-19th century)
The George Crofts Collection
By Kara Ma
As part of a special exhibition entitled Collections of the Wu Family From Suzhou in the Qing Dynasty (December 16, 2017, to March 11, 2018), the Royal Ontario Museum lent 28 Chinese jades to the Suzhou Museum. This exhibition, curated by the Suzhou Museum, constitutes the second in the series of Suzhou Collectors from the Qing dynasty. The ROM is amongst several lenders that contributed to this special exhibition.
Written by Sofia D’Amico (Student at Fordham University)
Supervised by Asato Ikeda (Assistant Professor at Fordham University and Research Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum)
What Is “Obscene”? And Who Decides? — Thought and Proposition by the Curator of A Third Gender
By Asato Ikeda