H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Diam. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm); Diam. of foot 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 221
The two gentlemen on horseback and their attendants are presumably traveling to join the four figures drinking beneath the pine tree at top. The crane standing near the attendants serving wine and the deer resting at right are symbols of immortality. They add an otherworldly element to the scene, which represents either a paradisiacal realm or the retirement villa of a senior official equipped with the trappings of such a magical environment.
Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)