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Box with Figures in Landscape

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli mark and period (1573–1620)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)

Dimensions:
W. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.253.56
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
The four characters on the cover read tianxi taiping, or “all is well under heaven,” a common wish often written on porcelains in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century.
Inscription: Tianxia taiping ("All is well under heaven.")

Marking: Wanli mark
Stanley Herzman , New York (until 1991; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Selection of Chinese Ceramics from the Adele and Stanley Herzman Collection," June 1, 1990–August 26, 1990.

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