Stock Photo - Cup with two dragons. Period: Ming (1368-1644) to Qing (1644-1911) dynasty; Date: 16th-18th century; Culture: China; Medium: Jade (nephrite); Dimensions: H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); W. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); D. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Classification: Jade; Credit Line: Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015 / Found in all media, feline dragons with short snouts, horns, and long snakelike bodies first appeared in Chinese art during the Zhou dynasty (1046 - 256 B.C.); reappeared during the twelfth to the fifteenth century; and became prominent again in the seventeenth as a result of the pervasive interest in the past that characterized the Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911).; Provenance: Florence and Herbert Irving, New York (until 2015; donated to MMA)

Stock Photo: Cup with two dragons. Period: Ming (1368-1644) to Qing (1644-1911) dynasty; Date: 16th-18th century; Culture: China; Medium: Jade (nephrite); Dimensions: H.

Searchable keywords

  • 1046
  • 11/7
  • 12Th
  • 1368-1644
  • 1400S
  • 15Th Century
  • 1644-1911
  • 16Th
  • 1700S
  • 17Th
  • 18Th Century
  • 1St
  • 2015
  • 256
  • 4-5
  • Again
  • All
  • Appear
  • Art
  • B.C.
  • Become
  • Body
  • Characterize
  • China
  • Chinese
  • Classification
  • Cm
  • Credit
  • Culture
  • Cup
  • Cup with two dragons
  • Date
  • Dating
  • Dimension
  • Donate
  • Dragon
  • Dynasty
  • Eight
  • Feline
  • Five
  • Florence
  • Found
  • Gift
  • Herbert
  • Horn
  • Interest
  • Irving
  • Jade
  • Line
  • Long
  • Media
  • Medium
  • Ming
  • Mma
  • Nephrite
  • New York
  • One
  • Past
  • People's Republic Of China
  • Period
  • Pervasive
  • Prominent
  • Provenance
  • Qing
  • Qing Dynasty
  • Reappear
  • Result
  • Seven
  • Short
  • Six
  • Snake-Like
  • Snout
  • Three
  • Two
  • Until
  • Zhou Dynasty

More from this author

Historical Views