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Dish with Zhou Maoshu Admiring Lotus Flowers

周茂叔愛蓮図皿

late 1600s
Diameter: 31 cm (12 3/16 in.); height: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)
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Location: 235A Japanese

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This dish portrays Chinese scholar Zhou Dunyi—also known as Zhou Maoshu (1017–1073)—appreciating lotuses, a motif borrowed from Chinese porcelains. The ceramics painter of this work depicted Zhou seemingly appreciating both the lotus and the young lady with a lotus in the boat.
Dish with Zhou Maoshu Admiring Lotus Flowers

Dish with Zhou Maoshu Admiring Lotus Flowers

late 1600s

Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

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