[Qingtian Stone Carving] Post-90s national non-genetic inheritor and the most "cute" owl

2020-08-13 13:30:49 jcadmin 16

Owl, like to travel at night,
The sum of memory is connected with "unlucky",
Is it really?


The most adorable town hall cultural relics
Looks like "Angry Birds"

Looking through the long history of Chinese civilization, I was surprised to find that the owl considered "unlucky" is another existence. The earliest collection of poems in our country, "The Book of Songs", states that "the mysterious bird of destiny, born into Shang", the owl was in the academic circles of the Shang Dynasty He was revered as the "Xuanniao" and regarded as the master god. At present, there are a lot of cultural relics in the image of owls among the Shang Dynasty ritual vessels unearthed.

One of the top ten treasures of the Shanxi Museum, the owl , unearthed in 1957 in Erlangpo Village, Shilou County, is an exquisite artwork of the late Shang Dynasty (more than 3000 years ago). In ancient times, the owl referred to the owl, and the 卣 represented a kind of wine vessel. Today, we can understand that this treasure is an "owl-shaped wine vessel" used by Shang Dynasty.


The "net celebrity" bronze "The owl " resembling "Angry Birds"


The Bronze "Early Bird" and its surrounding derivatives

Treasure of Weinan
Black Pottery Owl Tripod

A large number of cultural relics were unearthed from the Longshan Culture in Shanxi 4000 years ago and the Yangshao Culture in Shaanxi about 7000 years ago, as well as a large number of owl cultural relics made of jade. It can be seen that owls are liked, not only in the Shang Dynasty.

The black pottery owl tripod, which is currently in the first batch of first-level cultural relics prohibited from going abroad for exhibition in the National Museum of China, may be the earliest owl sculpture in existence, with a history of about 6000 years.

On May 12, 1993, China's first bid to host the Olympics, the then President of the International Olympic Committee Samaranch personally selected the black pottery owl tripod as China's "Olympic Bid Ambassador" to exhibit in Switzerland. This is the first time the black pottery owl tripod has been exhibited abroad.


Qingtian Stone Carving Owl
"Fortune Eye"

Those who know about Qingtian stone know that there is great uncertainty in the mining of Qingtian stone, one of China’s four famous stones. To obtain an ideal and high-quality rough stone, apart from the patience to wait, it is necessary to rely on luck.

After the engraver obtains the rough stone he likes, he needs to choose it according to the color, that is, according to the natural endowment, size, color, and shape of the stone for design and artistic creation.

The natural color texture of Qingtian stone gives people unlimited space for imagination. At the same time, its extremely uncertain characteristics will also make people confused. In many cases, the final completed work of the engraver is often very different from the original design, or because the internal color of the stone is different from the original appearance, it is very easy to turn the finished product into an ordinary carving or directly into a waste product.

Good products, fine products, and wonderful products are hard to come by, and every fine Qingtian stone work is unique.


Located in the Ni Dongfang Art Museum on the banks of the Ou River in Qingtian, Zhejiang, there is a "cute version" of Qingtian stone sculpture-an owl, named "Fortune Eye", which is well-loved by literati, artists, and artists. This work was created by a well-known Qingtian stone carving artist, a master of Chinese arts and crafts, and a representative inheritor of the national intangible cultural heritage project. The 93-year-old master Ni Dongfang has created it.

The respected and respected Ni Lao said: “"Stone carving is not the same as painting. Regarding the art of stone carving is a trade-off and balance between likeness and dislikeness, the artwork can neither be too similar nor dissimilar." Qingtian stone carving work "Blessed Eyes" is Ni. Master, another one-of-a-kind boutique that follows the stone.

The editor will also introduce to you from time to time, other precious collections in the Ni Dongfang Art Museum and the stories behind them, remember to pay attention!

Fortune is in sight, it's worth seeing!In the future, you will see "Fortune Eye" in our Dongbaoshan Overseas Chinese Cultural Museum Eco-city!

By then, in addition to moving to the Ni Dongfang Art Museum on Dongbao Mountain, you will be able to enjoy the charm of Qingtian stone carvings. There will also be a variety of simple and heavy, or unexpected museums gathered here, creating an all-inclusive museum cluster for you! The cultural expedition journey will begin soon!

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