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late 15th century
Made in Iran
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)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1969
Accession Number:
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.
[ Habib AnavianNew York, until 1969; sold to MMA]
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. "Islamic Pottery: A Brief History." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, vol. 40, no. 4 (Spring 1983). no. 42, p. 38, ill. pl. 42 (b/w).

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