Jar with Scenes of Frolicking Xingxing

Zelkova wood, covered with hemp cloth and colored lacquer, and bronze-plated wood fittings | 47.2cm | 1302

Unknown Artist

This jar features a design of a monkey-like animal ladling sake into his mouth from a vessel bobbing in waves, along with others trying on sandals and crossing a river. In the 1300s, Chinese literature was a powerful source of inspiration for artisti...
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