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元 剔犀劍環紋盤
Tray with pommel scrolls

Period:
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date:
14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red and black lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); W. 6 1/2 (16.6 cm); L 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.1.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
Layers of black lacquer applied between the red ones enhance this tray’s surface appearance and contribute to the vivacity of the scroll design.
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
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