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Why this porcelain broth bowl stops a Met curator in his tracks

May 22, 2013 2 MINUTES
"It's so exaggerated by current standards of taste that I think it's very hard for us to appreciate today for what it is..."

Curator Jeff Munger on a broth bowl produced by the Vincennes factory in France.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Paul Lachenauer

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