Vessel with Buddhist Symbols
On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
This was most likely an offering bowl for Buddhist rituals, as evidenced by the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism, which decorate both the inside and the outside of the vessel, and the unusual white color.
Cloisonne enamel on copper alloy
4 1/2 × 15 × 14 in. (11.4 × 38.1 × 35.6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Samuel P. Avery
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Vessel with Buddhist Symbols, 1736-1795. Cloisonne enamel on copper alloy, 4 1/2 × 15 × 14 in. (11.4 × 38.1 × 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Samuel P. Avery, 09.629. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 09.629_top_PS2.jpg)
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Large broad bowl with a straight foot rim of medium height, and wide rounded sides. On either side are curved moving handles. Cooper gilded on the rims and decorated inside and out with white cloisonné enamel flecked with black and patterned all over designs made only by the gilded cloisons. On the outside of the bowl are lotus scrolls and the eight Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury, with a large stylized flower (?) medallion in the center. There are similar lotus and Buddhist patterns on the outside and on the foot, with the addition of a border of false gadroons above the foot. On the base is a design of prunus blossoms on a ground netted to resemble cracked ice.
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