Tray with pommel scrolls, Carved red and black lacquer, China

元 剔犀劍環紋盤
Tray with pommel scrolls

Period:
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date:
14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red and black lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); W. 6 1/2 (16.6 cm); L 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.1.2
Not on view
Layers of black lacquer applied between the red ones enhance this tray’s surface appearance and contribute to the vivacity of the scroll design.
[ Alice Boney , New York, until 1988; sold to Irving]; Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (1988–2015; donated to MMA}
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Asian Art (35,454)