Dish with Buddhist Monk-Poet Hanshan

China (for Japanese market)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204

Revered in Chan (Zen) Buddhism, the monk-poet Hanshan (Kanzan) stands in a windswept landscape and holds a brush in his upraised right hand. The moralizing poem at the upper left, which stresses proper behavior, is found in ceramics but does not appear to have been preserved elsewhere.

Dish with Buddhist Monk-Poet Hanshan, Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware), China (for Japanese market)

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