Historical period(s)
Southern Song to Ming dynasty, 13th-16th centuries
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.8 x 12 x 7 cm (1 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.27
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Song dynasty (960 - 1279), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Label

The almost timeless style of this cup makes it difficult to date. The decorative motifs of horned-animal masks, modeled in low relief on the upper sides of the handles, impart an archaistic flavor to the flower-shaped cup. That approach to decoration was prized in both the Song (960-1279) and theMing (1368-1644) dynasties.




Published References
  • Jean-Pierre Dubosc. Mostra d'arte Cinese: Catalogo. Exh. cat. Venice. cat. 224.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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