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Asian Art

Chicken-Headed Ewer

4th–5th century

Stoneware with green glaze (Xiangyin ware)

5 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (14 × 8.3 cm)
Gift of John Hadley Cox, B.A. 1935
1941.18
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Jin dynasty (317–420 C.E.)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

John Hadley Cox (1913–2005); Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 78, no. 134, ill.

Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 65–66, no. 25, ill.

Yutaka Mino and Katherine R. Tsiang, Ice and Green Clouds: Traditions of Chinese Celadon (Bloomington, Ind.: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1986), 88, fig. 29.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 290, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.