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Brush Rest with Arabic Inscription

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Zhengde mark and period (1506–21)
Date:
early 16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
L.: 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.56.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
The inscription on the brush holder reads “pen” on one side, and “holder” on the other.
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