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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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The "Hundred Antiques"," February 18, 2006–October 31, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Red and Black: Chinese Lacquer, 13th–16th Century," September 7, 2011–June 10, 2012.

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