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Plate in the Form of a Plum Blossom

Asian Art

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
    DIMENSIONS 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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
    IMAGE overall, 79.81_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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