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Tray stand

Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr Sasanian

Snuff Tray

Snuff inhaled through tubes from small trays or tablets such as this one was a widespread practice in Precolumbian South America. In the San Pedro de Atacama region of northern Chile a large number of snuff tra... more

Tray

The shape of this tray emulates silver examples imported from either the Sasanian empire (224–651) in present-day Iran or the trading nation of Sogdia in present-day Uzbekistan. The pattern at the center of the... more

Tray

Combinations of white, amber, and green glazes, typically known as sancai or “three-colored” wares, were first developed in China in the late seventh century, and were used primarily for funerary goods. The bri... more

Priest's Offering Tray (Talam)

Central or Eastern Javanese period

Offering Tray (Talam)

Eastern Javanese period

Sutra Tray

Long use as a container for sutras is indicated by the shadowy imprint of ten scrolls visible on the bright red lacquer interior of this finely made rectangular box. That it was one of a number of trays for a l... more

Tray

Attributed to Iran

Square Tray with Recessed Medallion

By the early thirteenth century, the new approach to the decoration of metalwork was fully developed. Now, intricate inlaid designs enliven the entire surface. The motifs on this tray reflect the extensive deco... more

Tray

This tray has concentric bands of decoration around a central Sun disk. Included in the bands are personifications of the six planets and the twelve signs of the Zodiac, coursing animals, and an inscription (th... more

Offering Tray (Talam)

Eastern Javanese period

Tray

Attributed to Egypt

Tray with Flowering Plum and Birds

The wonderful flowering plum tree and two plump birds that fill the center of this tray illustrate the skillful manipulation of shapes and colors of the inlaid motherof-pearl to create a powerful, dramatic scen... more

Tray with pommel scrolls

Layers of black lacquer applied between the red ones enhance this tray’s surface appearance and contribute to the vivacity of the scroll design. Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Tray with Sun Symbol

A sun symbol occupies the center of this plate, but instead of the planets orbiting it, we find musicians and other courtly figures. Here, the sun may symbolize earthly power and physical strength rather than a... more

Tray

Attributed to Egypt

Tray with Figures in a Landscape

The two gentlemen on horseback and their attendants are presumably traveling to join the four figures drinking beneath the pine tree at top. The crane standing near the attendants serving wine and the deer rest... more

Lozenge-Shaped Tray

Simple lacquer objects comprising a wood base covered with black or brown lacquer were used widely during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Tray Stand

This tray stand exemplifies the work produced for highranking Mamluk patrons. The inscription’s honorifics indicate that its owner was a governor under Sultan al‑Nasir Muhammad (1310–41), during whose reign hum... more

Tray with women and boys on a garden terrace

With its lush carving and large size, this tray is considered a lacquerware masterpiece. It depicts two women and twenty-three children on a terrace and pavilion overlooking a lotus pond. One woman rests on an ... more

Tray with Pommel Scroll

Yuan (1271–1368)–Ming (1368–1644) dynasty

Tray Made for the Rasulid Sultan al-Mu'ayyad Da'ud ibn Yusuf

A sultan from Yemen commissioned this tray, which includes his name and titles in a large band surrounding a central medallion with the twelve signs of the zodiac and personifications of the seven planets of me... more

Tray with Eighteen Scholars of the Tang

In the foreground, three scholar-gentlemen, identified by their clothing, are traveling on horseback toward a gate attended by two figures holding large fans. They are likely planning to join the five similar f... more

Serving Tray with Angled Corners

Probably used to hold a simple meal of rice, soup, and vegetables, this tray derives its shape from ceremonial offering trays made of pieced cypress; implements of this type have been used in Japan since the ei... more

Ogival tray with decoration of floral scroll

Floral scrolls consisting of delicate leaves and chrysanthemum-like petals are ubiquitous in Korean lacquers dating to the Goryeo dynasty, an aristocratic age noted for its elegant artistic traditions. The scro... more

Round Negoro Lacquer Tray

The pleasing proportions and lovely surface of this sturdy yet gracefully rounded serving piece reflect a perfection of form and refined skills in lathework and lacquering that developed over many years of prod... more

Tray

Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Tray

Muromachi period (1392–1573)

Clothing Tray (Midare-bako) with Paulownia and “Nine Stars” Crests

This large midarebako, a shallow box without a lid used to hold clothing ready for wearing, was usually kept on a shelf of the lacquered cabinets that were part of the traditional furnishings of living quarters... more

Tray with Daoist Figures

The eight figures, male and female, assembled on a riverbank represent figures important to the Chinese tradition of Daoism. Some are members of a group of exemplars, known as the Eight Immortals, who became po... more

Brush tray

Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Tray with peonies and birds

The plump birds flying above the peonies in this densely carved tray may be magpies or sparrows. Both birds are considered good omens in Chinese culture. Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Tray with rock, pheasants, and peonies

This complicated decorative scheme features a stylized rock (likely intended to represent one of the famous stones from Lake Tai in southern China) against a background of peonies, a peach tree, other plants, a... more

Vertical Panel with Three Winged Boys Carrying a Bear on a Tray

Ornamental design with three winged children or putti holding poles that support a tray with a seated bear. The bear faces right with its left paw in its mouth. A plaque bearing the date and artist's monogram h... more

Tray with Design of Dragons in Waves

Edo period (1615–1868)

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Box with tray

Attributed to Higashiyawa Yohimasa

Tray with Scene from the Tale of Genji

The size, geometric motifs, and extensive use of pearl shell suggest that this tray may have been intended for trade to Europe. The imagery, however, derives from the Tale of Genji, one of Japan’s most famous l... more

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Table Tray

In the medieval period, Negoro utensils and vessels were primarily used by monks residing in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, as well as by aristocrats and high-ranking warriors. Negoro ware, associated wit... more

Footed Tray with Figures in a Landscape

Momoyama period (1573–1615) or Edo period (1615–1868)

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Stand (Tray with Handle)

This tray, part of a wedding trousseau, comprised of thirty-one pieces, represents late Edo-period maki-e (decoration in gold and/or silver sprinkled powder) art at its finest. The Shimazu family, lords of Sats... more

Cabinet for Incense, Nest of Boxes, Tray

This personal cabinet for the pastime of comparing fragrances is decorated with motifs that evoke seasonal fragrances. On the nested boxes, the plum blossom evokes the delicate scent that gladdens winter and au... more

Tray with Design of Pine, Bamboo, and Cherry Blossom

This tray, part of a wedding trousseau, comprised of thirty-one pieces, represents late Edo-period maki-e (decoration in gold and/or silver sprinkled powder) art at its finest. The Shimazu family, lords of Sats... more

Three Children with a Tray

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Three children carrying a tray

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Snuffers tray (part of a toilet service)

I. H., London (ca. 1683–84)

Silver Gilt Tray

This tray shows European influence in its oval shape (Indian trays generally being of round shape), while the decorative leafy motifs also loosely recall vase-inspired profiles that were popular in paintings, t... more

Incense box with tray

Edo period (1615–1868)

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Tray in the Shape of a Flower

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)

Tray with Pair of Dragons

Historical records indicate that sets of thirty trays with matching basins were sent to the Qing court in Beijing from the Ryūkyū Islands at least three times during the eighteenth century. The two dragons chas... more

Covered Box with Inside Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Spoon tray

The gift of the Hans Syz Collection in 1995 endowed the Museum with nearly three hundred examples of European and Asian ceramics meticulously acquired by Swiss-born collector Dr. Syz (1894–1991) to chart the mi... more

Tray

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)