06 janvier 2017

Box with camellia, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century

Box with camellia, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century. Carved red and green lacquer.H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm). Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891, 91.1.666 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The stylized flowers depicted in Chinese lacquer are often difficult to identify precisely. However, the large blossom on this box is probably a camellia, a flower associated with winter and endurance. This box is one of several, most found in Japan, which bear the name Zhang Cheng... [Lire la suite]