A finely modelled Chinese Ming Dynasty glazed pottery offering dish. The plate, stacked with neatly arranged fruits, is rendered a meticulous manner, with incised details and a lustrous dark green glaze. Such terracotta compositions would have been made for funerary purposes, buried with the deceased in the belief that he or she could enjoy their favourite foods in the afterlife.
Date: Circa 1368-1644 AD
Period: Ming Dynasty