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Rippling Wave (Hamon)

Sakiyama Takayuki

Asian Art

The use of sand to suggest the movement of water is common in traditional Japanese raked sand, or kare sansui, gardens. The most famous example is the sixteenth-century garden of the Zen temple Ryonanji in Kyoto, which in expressing the expanse of the oceans is intended to represent the entire universe. In order to achieve the same effect in his ceramic vessel, Sakiyama constructed the form from three slabs of clay that were carved into the wave pattern. After firing the vase once, he then covered it with a sand-infused glaze and refired it to stoneware temperature.

MEDIUM Ceramic, stoneware, sand-infused glaze
DATES 2000
DIMENSIONS 22 5/8 x 21 3/16 in. (57.5 x 53.8 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Incised signature of the artist on the base of the vessel.
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2000.96
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by the Jacques and Emy Cohenca Foundation, Inc.
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CAPTION Sakiyama Takayuki (Japanese, born 1958). Rippling Wave (Hamon), 2000. Ceramic, stoneware, sand-infused glaze, 22 5/8 x 21 3/16 in. (57.5 x 53.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the Jacques and Emy Cohenca Foundation, Inc., 2000.96. © artist or artist's estate
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