H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); W. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); D. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Purchase, Florence and Herbert Irving Gift, 1992
Not on view
This chest's lid is decorated with an unusual portrait of a pope, most likely Sixtus V (r. 1585–90). The Old Testament tale of Abraham's expulsion of Hagar and her son, Ishmael, to appease his barren wife, Sarah, is depicted on the front of the chest. While the composition was based on European prints, the use of a screen for the background adds a Chinese flair.
[ Jeremy Pine Fine Art , Sonoma, CA, until 1992; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Lacquer: Painted and Carved," 2007.
Artist:Date: early 15th century Accession Number: 37.191.1 Date:early 15th centuryMedium:Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Accession:37.191.1On view in:Gallery 204
Artist:Date: mid-16th century Accession Number: 17.127.2 Date:mid-16th centuryMedium:Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Accession:17.127.2On view in:Gallery 204