Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms

Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms

1300-1350

Fritware with underglaze-painted design

Overall: 7 x 32.6 cm (2 3/4 x 12 13/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1924.742

Description

The design of a flying phoenix on the rim was frequently represented on vessels and tilework of this period. The motif was derived from China, most likely transmitted on prestigious silk textiles.

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