Dish Stylized tortoiseshell design in overglaze enamel

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Dish Stylized tortoiseshell design in overglaze enamel

ceramics / Edo

Nabeshima ware

Edo period, 17th-18th century

磁製

高5.7 口径20.0 底径11.1

1枚

Unusual designs and patterns were valued in Nabeshima ware. This stylized tortoiseshell pattern is associated with the Buddhist guardian Vaisravana: it is similar to the pattern on the armor that this guardian wears.

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