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Wine bottle with lotuses and admonition

Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
13th–14th century
Stoneware with cut-glaze decoration (Cizhou ware)
H. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm); Diam. 9 in. (22.9 cm); Diam. of rim 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Diam. of base 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Seymour Fund and Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Gift, 2014
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
The inscription running in two lines to either side of the dramatic lotus scroll reads:

“ Drink less wine
Gain more knowledge”
Inscription: Jiu yao shao yin (drink less wine)
[ Andrew Kahane, Ltd. , Forest Hills, NY, until 2014; sold to MMA]
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