Plaque featuring Chairman Mao

This plaque was produced to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It features a popular image of a youthful Mao dressed as both a scholar and a soldier. To avoid being seen as counter-revolutionary, people producing Cultural Revolution materials often re-used standard images of Mao and combined them with other approved motifs. This can be seen in the two plaques featuring Mao in a Red Army uniform. In this one, he is presented as the symbol of communist China, standing before a sea of red flags. In the other (see 1997-04867), he is likened to the sun whose light shines upon the sunflowers, which symbolise the Chinese people.

Date/Period
1969
Region
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Dimension
Object size: Dia: 11
Accession No.
1997-04901
Material
Porcelain
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr Xu Cheng Bin
Category
Ceramics