Reflecting on all sides....
Mysterious and hauntingly beautiful, this porcelain bust with its shadowry blue yingquing glaze is from the outstanding China series by Chinese-Australian artist Ah Xian.
Made in Jingdezhen, the centre of Chinese porcelain production since the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) each bust is differently decorated using traditional designs and glazes.
Bust 39 which was cast from a local girl whom Ah Xian met while developing the series, is decorated with a phoenix and peony design in low relief. Description by the Powerhouse Museum.
Donated by Doctor Gene and Brian Sherman through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
From the Powerhouse Museum Sydney 2008