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Tray with Figures in a Landscape

Period:
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date:
14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Black lacquer inlaid with mother-of-pearl
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Diam. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm); Diam. of foot 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Lent by Florence and Herbert Irving
Accession Number:
L.1995.46
  • Description

    The drama unfolding on this tray—soldiers approaching a group of drinking men-undoubtedly illustrates a literary work. The scene is further embellished with a deer, a pine, and a crane—all auspicious symbols connoting emoluments and longevity.

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