Exhibitions/ Art Object

Plate Named "Shape of Water"

Koike Shōko (Japanese, born 1943)
Heisei period (1989–present)
Stoneware with white and blue glazes
H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Diam. 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, The B. D. G. Leviton Foundation Gift, in honor of Marie-Hélène and Guy Weill, 2006
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© Koike Shōko
Not on view
Inscription: Carved on the flat area of the bottom are the artist's initials "Sh.K."
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Flowing Streams: Scenes from Japanese Arts and Life," December 21, 2006–June 3, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: Two Decades of Collecting Japanese Art," 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Drama of Eyes and Hands: Sharaku's Portraits of Kabuki Actors," September 20, 2007–March 24, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013.

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