This dark grayish-blue earthenware vessel is from the Goryeo period. The neck flares out toward the top and the mouth spreads widely out to the side. The neck and body are encircled by two thick incised line. The body has gently sloping sides that flare out and then taper down toward the base.
Capital from the palace-city of Medinat al-Zahara with stylized acanthus leaves, vine rinceau and fleurons
Artist Unknown, Cordova, Spain
This capital, based upon the Roman composite order, features stylized acanthus leaves and rinceau on the bell of the capital, which terminates in a band of bead-and-reel motif on the astragal. This, in turn, is capped by an echinus decorated with three fleurons and vine rinceau on each face as well as four projecting volutes also decorated with rinceau and fleurons. Originally the bell of the capital had two tiers of acanthus leaves, but the capital has been cropped below the top of the first tier and the tips of the leaves, which once curved outward from the surface of the capital, have been sheared off.
Domed boss surrounded by raised band and dots, field of two phoenixes among flowers and vines, raised border with floral motif and five-lobed edges on both sides.
Artist Unknown, Korea
This mirror features designs of two birds, coupled with floral motifs, positioned symmetrically on the left and right sides. Eight-foiled barbed bronze mirror is general. This type is a modified form of that.
Four-armed Vishnu with two of his attributes personified
Vishnu stand in a strict unbending pose, samabhanga and has four hands. Reading clockwise from the front right hand, he holds lotus, a club, a discus and a conch. The lotus and conch are also personified with full standing figures at the base below his tow front hands, the lotus as a female figure to his right and the conch as a male figure to his left. On the pointed arch behind the figure a flying figure holding garlands is carved in shallow relief to either side of his crown. He wears a diaphanous lower cloth, the folds of the garment are articulated with a flared section down the center. He wears a long garland down to his knees, a sacred thread and various pieces of jewelry, including bracelets, armlets, a necklace and large earrings and an elaborate crown.
This flower-shaped celadon bottle with impressed decorations has a flat bottom and slanting sides. The form of the vessel was produced using a mold. The thick wall gives the bowl a rough appearance. The everted mouth forms a flat rim in the shape of a flower. A green glaze is applied to the entire surface.