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Tea Bowl with Crescent Moon, Clouds, and Blossoming Plum

Period:
Southern Song (1127–1279)–Yuan (1271–1368) dynasty
Date:
13th–14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with black and brown glaze and pigment (Jizhou ware)
Dimensions:
Diam. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.100.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
A common theme in the decorative arts, this imagery may have been inspired by contemporaneous poems invoking the beauty of blossoming flowers in the subtle light of a crescent moon.
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