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Dish with Buddhist Monk-Poet Hanshan

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Chongzhen period (1628–44)
Date:
mid-17th century
Culture:
China (for Japanese market)
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Diam. 11 in. (28 cm); Diam. of foot 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Seymour Fund, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.157
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
Revered in Chan (Zen) Buddhism, the monk-poet Hanshan (Kanzan) stands in a windswept landscape and holds a brush in his upraised right hand. The moralizing poem at the upper left, which stresses proper behavior, is found in ceramics but does not appear to have been preserved elsewhere.
Jiangxi Province

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