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The body of the tankard is decorated with two narrow bands of gilded abstract vegetal ornament around the neck and base, separated by a wider band that features three repoussé medallions alternating with three bosses. Each medallion depicts a standing nude female: one of the nudes appears in an interior holding a dagger to her chest; another holds a sword and a man's head and stands beside a female companion; the third holds an elongated arrow with a blindfolded cupid at her feet. The cast handle consists of a clawed bird's foot grasping a ball at the base, followed by a satyr mask, a bound female nude, and, surmounting the handle, the bust of a warrior. The lid, a later addition, bears a wreath with a series of initials and the date 1639.
Tankard with Lid and scenes of Judith, Lucretia, and Venus
1600 – 1639
Museum Purchase
A stoneware vessel designed for pouring or possibly to serve as an oil lamp, in the shape of a duck. The lower half of the duck&#39;s body and &quot;legs&quot; are formed by a shallow bowl on an openwork pedestal; the sides of the bowl have been compressed to make an elongated shape. The upper half of the duck&#39;s body, and its neck and head are formed by hand, The duck&#39;s body is hollow, with two aperture: liquids can be poured in through a funnel with a cup-shaped mouth on the duck&#39;s back, and liquids can be poured out through a wide opening at the tail.<br />
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This is a gray or gray-orange, duck-shaped, low-fired earthenware vessel. Its semi-globular spout is attached to the upper part of the duck&rsquo;s back, while a 2.8cm wide hole, which appears to have been used for pouring liquids, is located at the tail end. The duck&rsquo;s beak is flat and wide, and its eyes are expressed by an incised dot and circle. The lower part of the body features three ridges that form a wave design. The pe
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Vessel in the shape of a duck
200 – 399
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
A brass container with two separate parts, the container base and a lid cover on top. The container base is flat and round; while the cover has a smei-sphere shape with a narrow neck lid with knob on top.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Kuduo - Brass Container
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
This cylindircal jar has a circular lid with a small handle. The natural ash glaze creates a mix of green, black, gray, and reddish hues.
Kōyama Kiyoko
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Sueki ware hasô
567 – 699
Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
egg-shaped wood vessel on legs, with petal-shaped opening on top
Alby Hall
Egg-shaped vessel
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
A vessel of bleached wood. From a narrow base, the vessel widens gradually. Near the top it begans to narrow gradually then narrows quickly on a nearly horizontal plane to a very small mouth. The surface, apart from the smooth lip of the mouth, is finely textured with vertical scoring.<br />
light-colored wood vase with textured hatching across surfaces
John Jordan
Boxelder Vessel
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
Brass horn with a string of brass and red beads attached to a cork stopper. The top edge and bottom edge of the horn are decorated with incised braided patterns. 
Powder Horn
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Clay vessel with a rounded bottom and a tall neck and handle. The bottom part of the vessel and handle are decorated with small holes and geometric patterns. The neck of the vessel is decorated with a face on both sides. The lips appear to be pursed and the eyes appear to be closed. The  half-circle ears stick out from the top of the neck, just below the rim of the vessel. On each cheek there are three horizontal marks with small holes. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
A globular pot with a flat bottom, a neck and mouth angled to one side, and a coil handle curving up from neck to top of pot.  There is bow-string decoration around pot and neck, and it is covered in a gray-green glaze. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Chamber Pot
317 – 439
Gift of Ping and Zenobia Lee

Ceramic Jewelry Molds (One of eighteen)
1900 – 1932
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner
A small stoneware bowl on a foot ring with an everted flat rim. The exterior is carved to represent lotus petals, the interior molded with two fish. The bowl is covered in a green craqueleur celadon glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
13th century
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita