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清中期 八蠻進寶圖玉筆筒
Brush holder with tribute scene

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm); Diam. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Classification:
Jade
Credit Line:
Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902
Accession Number:
02.18.683a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 222
The lively figures carved on this brush pot represent a scene of tribute bearers, possibly from a country in Southeast Asia, traveling to China. The figure holding a scepter is leading the procession, which includes a peculiar two-wheeled cart laden with treasures, a lion, and an elephant with a precious plant.
Heber R. Bishop , New York (until 1902)
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