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Large Jar

Asian Art

On View: Great Hall, Center, 1st floor
Decoration on blue-and-white porcelain often shared the same subjects as either paintings for elite consumers or illustrations of stories in woodblock prints and books for more popular taste. The scholar portrayed on this jar seated at his desk might be Zhuge Liang (181–284), courtesy name Kongming, a popular subject from his role in the famous novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Zhuge was a notable military strategist and historical figure. This story, with its emphasis on Neo-Confucian values, also became important in Choson dynasty Korea.
MEDIUM Porcelain, blue underglaze
DATES 1573-1619
DYNASTY Ming dynasty
PERIOD Wanli period
DIMENSIONS 19 1/8 x 14 9/16 in. (48.5 x 37 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, Center, 1st floor
EXHIBITIONS
ACCESSION NUMBER 32.1025a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Large Jar, 1573-1619. Porcelain, blue underglaze, 19 1/8 x 14 9/16 in. (48.5 x 37 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam, 32.1025a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 32.1025a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)
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 <em>Large Jar</em>, 1573-1619. Porcelain, blue underglaze, 19 1/8 x 14 9/16 in. (48.5 x 37 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam, 32.1025a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 32.1025a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)