Bowl of a Ritual Spoon, Iron inlaid with gold and silver, China

Bowl of a Ritual Spoon

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
early 15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Iron inlaid with gold and silver
Dimensions:
L. 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Dorothy Graham Bennett, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.455
Not on view
Inscription: Da Ming Yongle nianshi: Bestowed during the reign of the Emperor Yongle of the great Ming dynasty.
[ J. J. Lally & Co. , New York, until 1993; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Defining Yongle, Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China," April 1, 2005–July 10, 2005.