Flask with Lotus Pond
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); Diam. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Gift of Irene and Earl Morse, 1984
Introduced with Buddhism in which it is symbolic of purity, the lotus is an important flower in Chinese art and symbolizes summer, longevity, elegance, and other virtues.
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