The auspicious four-character inscription on this tile reads: “eternal happiness without end.”
Inscription: "Changle weiyang", (literally, "eternal felicity without end"), a common auspicious saying during the Western Han dynasty. Changle and Weiyang were also names of royal palaces in the Han period.
Charlotte C. and John C. Weber , New York (until 1994; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.
Artist: Date: ca. 1550–55, with later restorations Accession Number: 17.190.1745a, b Date: ca. 1550–55, with later restorationsMedium: Lead-glazed earthenware inlaid with slip, with molded ornament, with 20th century unpainted footAccession: 17.190.1745a, bOn view in:Gallery 544
Artist: Date: ca. 1540s–70s or 19th century Accession Number: 1975.1.1619 Date: ca. 1540s–70s or 19th centuryMedium: White clay overlaid with sheets of patterned, inlaid and tinted clayAccession: 1975.1.1619On view in:Gallery 951
Artist: Zhang Family Workshop Date: 12th–13th centuryMedium: Stoneware painted with brown and black pigment on white slip under transparent glaze (Cizhou ware)
Accession: 1985.214.132On view in:Not on view