Exhibitions/ Art Object

元 剔紅牡丹紋漆盤
Dish with peonies

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
14th century
Carved red lacquer
H. 1/4 in. (.6 cm); Diam. 6 11/16 (17 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
The deep carving of the peonies and leaves in this small dish is typical of Chinese lacquerware produced in the first half of the fourteenth century. A similar example dated before 1333 was recovered during the 1976–84 excavation of a famous shipwreck off the Sinan Islands near the southwestern coast of Korea.
Signature: incised inscription made by Yang Mao
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
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