Elephant Dish

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China
AD 16th century ~ AD 16th century
  • Type
    Decorative Art
  • Materials
    Porcelain
  • Measurements
    Width mouth - 38.7 cm Height 9.6 cm Length base - 21.4 cm
  • Creator name
    Chinese - Middle Ming Dynasty; part of trade goods
  • Creator date
    Middle Ming Dynasty
  • Where it was made
    China
  • Time period
    AD 16th century ~ AD 16th century
  • Creation date
    16th Century; ca. 1500 (Middle Ming Dynasty)
  • Function
    Dish; utensil
  • Acquisition
    Systematically recovered using underwater archaeological methods in 1997; entered the NM collection in 1997
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