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明初 剔紅庭園高士圖漆盤
Dish with garden scene

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
late 14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Diam. 7 3/34 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.1.73
Not on view
Elegant grounds and inviting pavilions are often depicted on Chinese carved lacquer works of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. These settings were prevalent in the cities of southern China, where they served as venues for entertainment and as private spaces for self-reflection and renewal.
[ Klaus F. Naumann , Tokyo, until 1989; sold to Irving] ; Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (1989–2015; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Irving Lacquers," 1998–2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Lacquer: An Introduction," December 4, 2007–May 11, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer," August 6, 2009–February 21, 2010.

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

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th–20th Century," October 25, 2014–August 9, 2015.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Lacquer: Treasures from the Irving Collection, 12th–18th Century," August 15, 2015–June 19, 2016.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century," June 15, 2016–October 9, 2017.

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