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Ewer

Accession Number
1971/2.72

Title
Ewer

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
618-906

Medium & Support
stoneware with glaze

Dimensions
4 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in (11.8 cm x 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection

Subject matter
A black-glazed ewer of the Tang dynasty (618-906). 
Black-glaze wares were popular for their sophistication during the Tang dynasty and were made in several kilns in Henan, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Shandong provinces. 
The black glazes applied to the body typically stop short of the base. 

Physical Description
A globular stoneware ewer with a wide foot and narrow trumpeted neck with direct rim. It has a short straight spout placed high upon the shoulder, and coiled handle with articulation extending from the mouth to the shoulder. It is covered in a dark brown glaze stopping high above the foot.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
ewer

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
ceramic (material)
ceramics (object genre)
ewers (vessels)
pitchers (vessels)
stoneware (pottery)

2 Related Resources

Cabinet F: Shelf 2
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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