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Vase
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 330 x 105 x 120mm (13 x 4 1/8 x 4 3/4in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.258
The main scene on this vase shows figures in an idealised park or garden, with pavilions, covered walkways and stands of banana palms, where people are engaged in pleasant pastimes. This may represent a paradise scene with immortals, because the frieze below the neck shows Daoist sages beneath trees, and the lid is of Daoist immortals on the Islands of the Immortals.
Display Location: In Store
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