Vase in Meiping Shape


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 200

Yellow, which is a color associated with the earth in Chinese culture, has often been reserved for the use of the emperor in ceramics and textiles. Other members of the imperial family have been assigned other colors such as white or green, depending on their rank.

Vase in Meiping Shape, Porcelain with incised decoration under yellow glaze (Jingdezhen ware), China

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