Porcelaneous ware with relief decoration under clear glaze
H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); Diam. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diam of rim 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1924
Not on view
The shape of this rhyton-type cup, as well as its beaded medallions, a palmette, and semipalmettes, all reflect the influence of Western metalwork. However, these foreign features have been counterbalanced in typically Chinese fashion by a distinctively homegrown dragon.
[ Yamanaka & Co. , until 1924; sold to MMA]
New York. China Institute in America. "Treasures from the Metropolitan Museum," October 24, 1979–January 27, 1980.
Artist: Date: first half of the 8th century Accession Number: 50.221.15 Date: first half of the 8th centuryMedium: Earthenware with marbled veneer and brown glazeAccession: 50.221.15On view in:Gallery 207