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Vase with Court Scene and Three Star Gods
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Vase with Court Scene and Three Star Gods


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Description The main subject on the body of this vase is a court interior in which musicians play and a dancing woman performs for the seated figure at the center. Two attendants hold large ceremonial fans above her head. Above the court scene, a separate subject is displayed on the vase's neck. Here, three Star gods, or folk deities, are gathered in conversation. They are Shou [Shou], Fu [Fu], and Lu [Lu], representing the good fortunes of Longevity, Happiness, and High Rank, respectively.
Exhibitions
  • Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.
  • Imagining China: The View from England, 1550-1700. Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington. 2009-2010.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Creator
Period
1661-1722
Medium
porcelain with overglaze enamels
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.2349
Measurements
29 5/16 in. (74.5 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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