Curator's Choice - The Baptism Dish

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

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Price: Free.

Dish with Scene of the Baptism of Christ

China, early 18th century

Porcelain with cobalt blue underglaze

Purchased with the Bessie Timon Asian Art Acquisition Fund


John Johnston, Curator of Asian Art, discusses a new acquisition to the Chinese collection - a Chinese blue and white porcelain dish from the 18th century painted with a scene showing the baptism of Christ. The presence of Christian imagery in Chinese decorative arts of the period will be explored.

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