Exhibitions/ Art Object

元 剔紅牡丹紋漆盤
Dish with peonies

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
14th century
Carved red lacquer
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Diam. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.1.15a, b
Not on view
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.
Marking: on base
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
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