Exceptionally Striking, Very Large Genuine Ancient Medieval Mongol Glazed Sculpted (“Carved”) Ceramic Vase. CLASSIFICATION: Glazed Sculpted/Carved Ceramic Vase. ATTRIBUTION: In the Style of Ancient China, Yuan Dynasty (1275-1368 A.D.). Possibly an 18th or 19th Century Revival Imitative.
Sui ethnic group ~ The Sui are descended from the ancient Baiyue peoples, who had inhabited southern China before the Han dynasty (Wei 2003:viii). The name "Sui," which means "water" in Chinese, was adopted during the Ming Dynasty.
Located outside the walls of Xian's ancient city is the Eight Immortals Temple. The temple is the largest Taoist temple in Xian and also the most famous Taoist Temple in northwest China. Records indicate that the temple was first constructed during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and has been enlarged and remodeled during successive dynasties. The main buildings were all built during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple is named after the most famous eight immortals of the Taoist faith.
Jade Screen Peak, or Yuping Peak, is in the Yellow Mountain range, some 70 peaks that make up one of China's most celebrated landscapes. For centuries, Chinese painters and poets have depicted its vertiginous scenery—stone crags and endless steps, twisted ancient pines, hot springs, and seas of mist and cloud.