A very nice Ko Akae / Famille Verte plate with a boy riding an ox and playing the flute. This scene of a boy riding an ox is often scene on blue and white qianlong pieces, but this is the first time we see it on an early piece like this. Very unusual.
Ox herdboys riding oxen have been used as a motif in painting and graphic arts to symbolize the ability of the mind to control the body. That is, philosophically, symbolizing the ability of intellectual will to rule bodily strength and its physical urges.
Source: Nilson, J. Gotheborg.com: Antique Chinese and Japanese Porcelain Collectors' Help and Info Page. Retrieved from https://www.gotheborg.com/glossary/
/ / Overall Condition; great condition, typical rimfritting/mushikui only. Size (aprox): 153x28mm
17th century Ming (1368 - 1620)
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- siglo XVII
- Región / País de origen
- Título de la obra de arte
- Late Ming. Tianqi / Chongzhen BOY RIDING OX collectors item
- Buen estado, ver descripción
- 28×153×153 mm