Animal-Spouted Pitcher

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 452

Although this is the only known buff ware pitcher with an animal-headed spout, the type occurs among differently glazed ceramic and metal pitchers of the same period. The decoration on the body of the pitcher includes a field of birds, perhaps peacocks, and other scattered motifs, as well as the yellow and green glazes typical of buff ware.

Animal-Spouted Pitcher, Earthenware; polychrome decoration under transparent glaze (buff ware)

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