Jar - Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Date:
Wanli Period (1573-1620)

Medium:
Glazed porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration

Dimensions:
14 x 12 5/8 inches (35.5 x 32 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1882-325

Credit Line:
The Bloomfield Moore Collection, 1882

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Label:
This jar is decorated with the auspicious motif of the Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea. Daoist deities from history and myth, the Eight Immortals appeared frequently in dramas and novels during the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), most often presented crossing the sea, as on this piece. Their names are: He Xiangu, Cao Guojiu, Li Tieguai, Lan Caihe, Lu Dongbin, Han Xiang Zi, Zhang Guo Lao, and Zhongli Quan.