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White Jade Flower-shaped Cup
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The cup is in the shape of a lotus flower. Relief flowers are carved on the bottom. Its handles are carved in the shape of a branch and a leaf.

History of the Object
The grave of Lu Zhu Tan (1370-1389) was discovered in 1970. Zhu Tan belonged to the Imperial Family for the early Ming Dynasty; he was the tenth son of Emperor Hongwu, founder of the Ming dynasty. More than 2000 objects were found at the grave site.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Jade 
Measurements
Mouth Diameter 7.3cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 14th century ~ AD 14th century 
Creation date
14th Century; Ming Dynasty; Hong Wu Period (1368 - 1398) 
Function
Artwork 
Acquisition
Unearthed from King Lu Zhutan's tomb in Zoucheng City in 1971. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Shandong Museum 
Museum
Shandong Museum 
Credit line
 

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