East Asian Art
Bowl - Scenes from Various Chinese Stories, including Saga of Chu and HanMade in China, Asia
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration
Currently not on view
1944-20-393a,bGift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944
LabelThe image in the center panel of this bowl derives from the Saga of Chu and Han. Zhang Liang, a loyal retainer of Liu Bang, the first emperor of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220), picks up a shoe for a Daoist Immortal disguised as an old man. Zhang was later rewarded with a secret military book for this good deed.