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Frog-Shaped Pouring Vessel (Kendi)

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Wanli period (1573–1620)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); D. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.107
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 203
Vessels of this type, particularly those made for Southeast Asia, are sometimes rendered in the shape of animals such as elephants, cows, and frogs.
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