Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Selection of Chinese Ceramics from the Adele and Stanley Herzman Collection," June 1, 1990–August 26, 1990.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Defining Yongle, Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China," April 1, 2005–July 10, 2005.

Related Objects

Jar with Dragon

Date: early 15th century Medium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware) Accession: 37.191.1 On view in:Gallery 204

Jar with Carp in Lotus Pond

Date: mid-16th century Medium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware) Accession: 17.127.2 On view in:Gallery 204

Vase

Date: 1713–22 Medium: Porcelain with peach-bloom glaze (Jingdezhen ware) Accession: 14.40.377 On view in:Gallery 200

Vase with Nine Peaches

Medium: Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware) Accession: 17.120.194 On view in:Gallery 202

Bottle with Peony Scroll

Date: mid-14th century Medium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under a transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware) Accession: 26.271.1a, b On view in:Gallery 204