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Plate

Asian Art

On View: Great Hall, Center, 1st floor
This masterly plate was made in the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen. Its delicate decoration depicts a virtual botanic garden: on the outer rim are alternating fruit and flowers including crab apples, peaches, pomegranates, and gingko. At center are peonies with their large and variegated blossoms symbolizing good fortune. Also shown are naturalistically painted lotus flowers with a rare depiction of both the pods and the buds.
MEDIUM Porcelain with underglaze
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES 1368-1644
    DYNASTY Ming Dynasty
    PERIOD Ming Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 2 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (7 x 39.4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, Center, 1st floor
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 51.85
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Samuel P. Avery, by exchange
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Plate, 1368-1644. Porcelain with underglaze, 2 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (7 x 39.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Samuel P. Avery, by exchange, 51.85. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.85_top_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE top, 51.85_top_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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     <em>Plate</em>, 1368-1644. Porcelain with underglaze, 2 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (7 x 39.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Samuel P. Avery, by exchange, 51.85. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.85_top_PS9.jpg)

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