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Five-lobed Dish

11th century

Black lacquer

7/8 × 6 in. (2.2 × 15.2 cm)
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Fund
2018.171.1
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Northern Song (960–1127 CE)
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

The dealer acquired the piece in Japan, and it is likely to have been there for centuries. In addition to the inscription discussed above, the dish is stored in a Japanese textile bag, and housed in a Japanese wooden box.

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.