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清 景德鎮窯五彩刀马人物圖鳳尾瓶
Vase with historical warriors

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with colored enamels over a transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm); Diam. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Diam. of rim 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); Diam. of foot 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1960
Accession Number:
61.200.56
Not on view
The figures on this vase were inspired by illustrations of historical characters in woodblock-printed plays and novels. Those publications became popular in the seventeenth century and influenced porcelain design and other decorative arts.

On view during Rotation 1 of exhibition from June 25, 2016 through January 13, 2017.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. , New York (until d. 1960; bequeathed to MMA)
Greenvale. C.W. Post Art Gallery. "Arts of China," February 4, 1977–March 27, 1977.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Art of Dissent in 17th-Century China: Masterpieces of Ming Loyalist Art from the Chih Lo Lou Collection," September 6, 2011–January 2, 2012.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th centuries," June 25, 2016–October 9, 2017.

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