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A government test showed nearly half of the rice sold in the southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou is contaminated with cadmium, triggering anger from consumers that the country’s staple food hasn’t escaped the widespread pollution that has affected the country’s air, water and soil.
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in “Water Moon” Form (Shuiyue Guanyin) - Liao Dynasty, China, 11th century.
Chinese Art - Wood (willow) with traces of pigment; multiple-woodblock construction, 46.5 x 37.5 inches.
Permanent Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
(Experienced this in person, April 2013)
Stunning hand-carved open-work porcelain vase, C21st. (30cm tall, 15cm diameter).
Offered for sale on eBay at a ludicrously low price so I suspect they are selling plastic casts of the original. However, to make a high quality cast of an open-work vessel would take great skill too. Very, very impressive.
Authorship: unknown, China, 1971, Dimensions: unknown, Illustration.