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Cup with Plum and Crescent Moon

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
13th–14th century
Silver with repoussé decoration and gilding
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); Diam. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); Diam. of foot 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Leon Levy and Shelby White and The Rosenkranz Foundation Gifts, 2000
Accession Number:
Not on view
Often found in the decorative arts in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the motif of a plum blossom in the moonlight was inspired by similar imagery in the poetry of that period.
[ Blitz Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art , Amsterdam, NL, until 2000; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The "Hundred Antiques"," February 18, 2006–October 31, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Red and Black: Chinese Lacquer, 13th–16th Century," September 7, 2011–June 10, 2012.

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