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Flask with Medallion

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
early 15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.253.37
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Both the shape of the flask and the stylized medallion painted on the front and back derive from Islamic traditions and reflect the strong ties between China and West Asian centers in the early fifteenth century.
Stanley Herzman , New York (until 1991; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Selection of Chinese Ceramics from the Adele and Stanley Herzman Collection," June 1, 1990–August 26, 1990.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Defining Yongle, Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China," April 1, 2005–July 10, 2005.

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