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A Xing-type incised 'lotus' jar and cover, Five Dynasties (907-960)

A Xing-type incised 'lotus' jar and cover, Five Dynasties

Lily feet refers to women’s bound feet. The origin of lily feet is not very certain. It is often said that it appeared during the Five Dynasties (907–960). According to legend, a king asked a lady-in-waiting named Ruiniang to bind her feet and dance on a golden lotus flower, so it was called three-inch lily feet. After that, the custom of foot-binding emerged. But this custom ceased after the founding of New China, (pic: Ancient Chinese Shoes)

Flowerpot-sole shoes in the Qing Dynasty. Women from the Manchu ethnic group liked to wear long dresses but found it inconvenient to walk.

A carved celadon Yaozhou ‘lotus’ ewer, Five dynasties (907-960)

A carved celadon Yaozhou ‘lotus’ ewer, Five dynasties - Alain.

A carved celadon Yaozhou ‘lotus’ ewer, Five dynasties (907-960)

A carved celadon Yaozhou ‘lotus’ ewer, Five dynasties - Alain.

Lobed Dish with Overlapping Lotus Leaves, late Tang dynasty (618–907) or Five Dynasties period (907-960), 9th century. Yue ware; stoneware with pale olive-green glaze and underglaze incised decorat...

Lobed Dish with Overlapping Lotus Leaves, late Tang dynasty (618–907) or Five Dynasties period (907-960), 9th century

Lobed Dish with Overlapping Lotus Leaves, late Tang dynasty or Five Dynasties period century. stoneware with pale olive-green glaze and underglaze incised decorat.

PagTenth-centuries (five dynasties) greenware bowl and stand carved with lotus petals.; unearthed at the Huqiu Pagoda in Suzhou, Jiangsu. (Source: Suzhou Municipal Museum)

PagTenth-centuries (five dynasties) greenware bowl and stand carved with lotus petals. unearthed at the Huqiu Pagoda in Suzhou, Jiangsu.

A FINE YUE CELADON LOTUS LEAF-FORM BOWL, FIVE DYNASTIES (907-960)

A fine Yue celadon lotus leaf-form bowl, Five Dynasties

Chinese foot binding originated from the Five Dynasties Period (907-960AD) According to one legne story, one emperor's concubine name Yao Niang who danced gracefully on the lily flowers made of gold with her feet bound. Other girls in the palace follow her practice. The practice were called "Gold Lily"

Chinese foot binding originated from the Five Dynasties Period (907-960AD) According to one legne story, one emperor's concubine name Yao Niang who danced gracefully on the lily flowers made of gold with her feet bound. Other girls in the palace follow her practice. The practice were called "Gold Lily"

A rare small Yueyao 'lotus-bud' jar and cover Five Dynasties

A rare small Yueyao ‘lotus-bud’ jar and cover, Five Dynasties

A rare small Yueyao 'lotus-bud' jar and cover Five Dynasties

Bishamon Ten is portrayed as a benevolent deity who protects devotees of the Lotus Sutra. Examples of Bishamon Ten holding a bow, as he is painted here, are found in Chinese works of the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties.Heian period, 12th century  Nara National Museum  1106

Bishamon Ten is portrayed as a benevolent deity who protects devotees of the Lotus Sutra. Examples of Bishamon Ten holding a bow, as he is painted here, are found in Chinese works of the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties.Heian period, 12th century Nara National Museum 1106

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