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Lozenge-Shaped Dish with Figures in a Landscape

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
late 14th–early 15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); W. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm); L. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Lent by Florence and Herbert Irving
Accession Number:
L.1996.47.15
  • Description

    The theme of a gentleman walking in a remote location while attended by a youth holding a zither (or some other instrument or scholarly accoutrement) is a staple in Chinese landscape painting that is also commonly found in lacquer and ceramics.

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