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明萬曆 剔紅龍紋漆盤
Dish with dragon

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli period (1573–1620)
Date:
1573–1620
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Diam. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.1.45
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
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.
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "East Asian Lacquer from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection," November 22, 1991–February 23, 1992.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Irving Lacquers," 1998–2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Lacquer: An Introduction," December 4, 2007–May 11, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer," August 6, 2009–February 21, 2010.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Red and Black: Chinese Lacquer, 13th–16th Century," September 7, 2011–June 10, 2012.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century," June 15, 2016–October 9, 2017.

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