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明嘉靖 剔紅壽字紋漆盤
Dish with Character for Longevity (Shou)

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing period (1522–66)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1/16 in. (0.2 cm); Diam. 6 /4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.1.41
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
Shou, the character for longevity, often serves as a theme in Chinese art, both as a primary motif and as a secondary design, and always illustrates the wish for a long life, considered auspicious and a blessing.
Marking: Jiajing mark
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)
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