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明初 剔紅庭園高士圖漆盤
Dish with Garden Scene

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
late 14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Diam. 7 3/34 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.1.73
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
The elegant grounds and inviting pavilions that are often depicted on Chinese carved lacquer in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries reflect the prevalence of such settings in the cities of southern China, where they served as venues for entertainment and as private spaces conducive to self-reflection and renewal.
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
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