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Handled cup

Type
Cup
Historical period(s)
Song to Ming dynasty, 13th-16th centuries
Medium
Jade
Dimension(s)
4.8 x 12.0 x 7.0 cm
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.27
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.
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Vessel
Keyword(s)
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Song dynasty (960 - 1279)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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