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Ewer in the Shape of a Tibetan Monk's Cap

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), probably Yongle period (1403–24)
Date:
early 15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain with incised hidden or anhua decoration under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.253.36
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
Possibly originally intended for use in Buddhist rituals, ewers like this, which allude to the shape of a Tibetan monk’s cap, were first produced in the fourteenth century.
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