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  • Leys jar with peanut plant, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Chenghua period (1465–87), late 15th century
    China
    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue; H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm), Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
    Purchase, Mrs. Richard E. Linburn Gift, 1986 (1986.208.1)

    On account of its lengthy root system and reputation as a healthy food, the peanut plant was symbolic of long life.

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  • Leys jar with peanut plant, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Chenghua period (1465–87), late 15th century
    China
    Porcelain painted in underglaze blue; H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm), Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
    Purchase, Mrs. Richard E. Linburn Gift, 1986 (1986.208.1)


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