Leys jar with peanut plant, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Chenghua period (1465–87), late 15th century
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue; H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm), Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Purchase, Mrs. Richard E. Linburn Gift, 1986 (1986.208.1)
On account of its lengthy root system and reputation as a healthy food, the peanut plant was symbolic of long life.