Exhibitions/ Art Object

元 剔紅高仕圖菱形漆盤
Lozenge-shaped dish with garden scene

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
14th century
Carved red lacquer
H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); W. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm); L. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
Not on view
A scholar-gentleman walks with an attendant, who is holding a zither (a stringed instrument), as they leave another figure in a nearby pavilion. They are either coming from or going to a festive event that would have included music, painting, poetry, and wine.
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
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