Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. 9 x 11", 78 pp., more than 70 color illustrations, notes, bibliography, paper, Ithaca, 2004. Item #29900
A superb collection of ceramics dating from the Neolithic period to the 14th century, highlighting the technical and aesthetic sophistication of southern Chinese high fired stoneware vessels with green glazes. Many of these objects were made for burial in tombs where they would supply the needs of the deceased in the afterlife and facilitate earthly communication with heavenly spirits. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title, this a companion volume to "Dark Jewels", Chinese Brown and Black Ceramics from the Shatzman Collection.