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Asian Art

Brush Washer

late 16th–early 17th century

Marble

16.2 × 10.2 × 1.9 cm (6 3/8 × 4 × 3/4 in.)
Gift of H. Christopher Luce, B.A. 1972
2020.33.7
This brush washer takes the shape of the Chinese character for bright (ming, 明), which is a combination of the characters for sun and moon.
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

MD Flacks, New York; purchased by H. Christopher Luce in September, 2010; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.