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Plate in the Form of a Plum Blossom

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)

This cinnabar red plate in the form of a five-petal plum blossom is an example of Ming dynasty carved lacquer. In the finely detailed design, two scholars and a servant are seen on their way to visit two other scholars seated in the windows of a building built over water.

MEDIUM Lacquer
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES 1368–1644
    DYNASTY Ming Dynasty
    PERIOD Ming Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
    CAPTION Plate in the Form of a Plum Blossom, 1368–1644. Lacquer, 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 79.81. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.81_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 79.81_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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