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Cup with scholar pointing at the sun
Place of Origin: China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province
Historical Period: Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Wanli emperor (1573-1620)
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration
Dimensions: H. 1 3/8 in x Diam. 3 5/8 in, H. 3.5 cm x Diam. 9.2 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B60P1784
On Display: Yes
Location: Gallery 17

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Label: The gesture of pointing to a rising sun is a pictorial pun for zhiri fenghou ("Elevation to the rank of marquis is imminent.").

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Marks: Chenghua mark
Label: The gesture of pointing to a rising sun is a pictorial pun for zhiri fenghou ("Elevation to the rank of marquis is imminent.").
Marks: Chenghua mark