Stonepaste; painted in blue under transparent glaze
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
W. 1/4 in. (0.6 cm)
D. 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1969
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455
The pot-bellied form of this stonepaste ewer originated in Central Asia and spread to Ming China during the Timurid period. Made of metal, jade, or stonepaste, these objects incorporated elements borrowed from Chinese art, including, in this example, the blue-and-white color scheme and the decoration of long-necked ducks. Many of these ewers were also given dragon-shaped handles.