Dish with dragon
- Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli period (1573–1620)
- Carved red lacquer
- H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Diam. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
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Depictions of dragons facing front first appeared in the middle of the sixteenth century. They became the most common form of the mythical being in the decorative arts of the late Ming period, appearing on ceremonial costumes, porcelain, and carved objects.