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Plate with Geese in a Lotus Pond

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli period (1573–1620)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
Diam. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.93
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
Popularly known as kraak ware, ceramics such as this were produced in large numbers for trade, particularly with Europe. They are thought to have been named after the word carrack (a transmutation of an Arabic term), which was used to describe large sailing vessels.
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