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Covered Bowl

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Description The scene painted on the lid of this covered bowl may depict a scene from a novel. An official figure seated under a pavilion is presented with a scroll by a second figure. A soldier stands on the left side of the scene while another figure on the right appears to be holding an elephant tusk. The final figure of the scene is a man that fans the seated figure. A tree overhangs the pavilion and the figure while the sides are decorated with persimmons on branches and small birds.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.
Provenance William T. or Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions reign mark of Wanli (1572-1619)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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porcelain with underglaze blue
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H: 8 1/2 x Diam: 8 3/8 in. (21.6 x 21.2 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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