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Creator Name: artist unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Jichimu Tray
Creation Start Date: 1700
Creation End Date: 1799
Creation Date: 18th Century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Miscellaneous
Materials and Techniques: Wood, brass
Dimensions: H.3-1/4 x W.9-3/4 x D.9-3/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 2000.156.2
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Made from chi-ch'i-mu (chicken feather) hardwood, this square stationary tray typifies the trend toward increasingly elaborate forms during the eighteenth century. The decoration of the pierced sides is a recurring pattern of scrolling foliage repeated on each side with a central lotus in the middle flanked on either side by stylized dragons. Trays such as this held all sorts of materials used by scholars and were common accoutrements of the writing desk.
AMICA ID: MIA_.2000.156.2
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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