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山水楼閣人物籃胎足付盆
Footed Tray with Figures in a Landscape

Period:
Momoyama period (1573–1615) or Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
early 17th century
Culture:
Japan (Ryūkyū Islands)
Medium:
Basketry and red lacquer with gold and litharge painting
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm); W. 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm); D. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm) Storage Box: 8 5/8 x 17 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (21.9 x 44.1 x 29.2 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.2.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 224
During the Edo period, luxury basketry items sometimes received rich lacquer decoration, as with this rare red-lacquer footed tray. Made in Ryūkyū (Okinawa) and embellished with a Chinese landscape, it indicates an extensive artistic exchange between the Ryūkyū Islands and China.
[ Donald J. Wineman , New York, until 1988; sold to Irving] ; Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (1988–2015; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "East Asian Lacquer from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection," November 22, 1991–February 23, 1992.

Urasoe Art Museum. "The Special Commemoration Art Exhibition: 20th Anniversary–Okinawa's Reversion to Japan," September 19, 1992–October 23, 1992.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," July 2, 2005–November 29, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetry and Travel in Japanese Art," December 18, 2008–May 31, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection," June 13, 2017–February 4, 2018.

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