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Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)
Porcelain with underglaze copper red decoration (Jingdezhen ware)
ca. 9 in. tall
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology
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by N.F. Karlins

"The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is filled with treasures from museums around the world. Besides their beauty and rarity, they pose a question -- how monolithic is Chinese art?