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Part of a Sunday at the Met held in conjunction with the exhibition Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art, on view May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013, this lecture features John T. Carpenter, Curator, Department of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a calligraphy demonstration by Fumie Yamada.
Recorded September 30, 2012
The exhibition is made possible by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation.
The catalogue is made possible by the Richard and Geneva Hofheimer Memorial Fund.
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Octagonal Cup with Ring Handle
Cup with Figures in a Landscape
Large Cup with Ring Handle
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West Asian depictions of two birds facing one another may have helped to inspire the representation of the two mandarin ducks in the interior of this cup. In Chinese culture the ducks are a longstanding symbol for marital happiness.
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