Herdboy with Water Buffalo


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207

Cloisonné, a decorative technique by which colored enamels are fused in small compartments formed by fine wires on the surface of metalwork, was introduced to China from western Asia in the late thirteenth century. During the Qing dynasty, it enjoyed extensive popularity and was used for both large vessels and a variety of figures, including this herdboy playing a flute on the back of a water buffalo.

Herdboy with Water Buffalo, Cloisonné, gilded bronze, China

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