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Ceramics from Japan
Originally deaccessioned from a Gallery in the United States these two Hirado dishes depict different imaginary episodes of the legend of the Scholars in the Bamboo Grove. This Chinese story was long ago adopted by the Japanese and over the years has frequently provided subject matter for the decoration of ceramics. One dish shows two scholars and the other three scholars...