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清中期 八蠻進寶圖玉筆筒
Brush holder with tribute scene

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm); Diam. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Classification:
Jade
Credit Line:
Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902
Accession Number:
02.18.683a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 222
The lively figures carved on this brush pot represent a scene of tribute bearers, possibly from a country in Southeast Asia, traveling to China. The figure holding a scepter is leading the procession, which includes a peculiar two-wheeled cart laden with treasures, a lion, and an elephant with a precious plant.
Heber R. Bishop , New York (until 1902; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Bishop Jades," March 30, 2004–February 12, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The "Hundred Antiques"," February 18, 2006–October 31, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Extravagant Display: Chinese Art in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," December 14, 2010–May 1, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Passion for Jade: The Heber Bishop Collection," March 14, 2015–June 19, 2016.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings," June 25, 2016–October 9, 2017.

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