Mug Dragon detail from Altar Frontal
Mug featuring a detail from an Altar Frontal is taken from a design of a four-clawed dragon amidst clouds and waves from the early 17th century, from the Museum’s collection. The elaborate design of the main panel of this late Ming-dynasty altar frontal is dominated by a four-clawed dragon, indicating that it was made for an imperial prince or a very high-ranking official. The dragon is entwined around a flaming pearl of wisdom as it cavorts amidst stylized multicolored clouds.

4” H; 10 oz.
Dishwasher and microwave safe


Item #045394