Plate in the Form of a Plum Blossom
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.
Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky
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)
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