Object of the month - November

    
 
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	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}     3. Ridge Tile in the Form of a Fish  Earthenware with low-fired green glaze  Height 27.8 cm, width 26 cm  Hongwu reign (1368-1398)  Nanjing Museum     This ornamental roof figure depicts a fish, most likely a carp. With its very obvious association with water, it would have been intended to protect against fire.

3. Ridge Tile in the Form of a Fish

Earthenware with low-fired green glaze

Height 27.8 cm, width 26 cm

Hongwu reign (1368-1398)

Nanjing Museum

 

This ornamental roof figure depicts a fish, most likely a carp. With its very obvious association with water, it would have been intended to protect against fire.

Symbolic architectural adornments from the Ming dynasty

To mark the opening of Ming: The Golden Empire in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on 3 November, 2016 at CaixaForum Palma, the object of the month for November focuses on the magnificent architectural objects within the exhibition’s collection.

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David Roberts