Dish with woman and rabbit in a garden


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This finely crafted dish illustrates a scene from the popular play Prayers to the Moon, which tells the story of a young woman who is reunited with her missing husband after she prays to the moon goddess for his safe return. Her prayers are conveyed by the burning of incense. The rabbit, companion of the goddess, alludes to the moon.

Dish with woman and rabbit in a garden, Porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels (Jingdezhen ware), China

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