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Cup with Plum and Crescent Moon

Period:
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date:
13th–14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silver with repoussé decoration and gilding
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); Diam. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); Diam. of foot 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Leon Levy and Shelby White and The Rosenkranz Foundation Gifts, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.209
Not on view
Often found in the decorative arts in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the motif of a plum blossom in the moonlight was inspired by similar imagery in the poetry of that period.
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