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Asian Art

Ewer

12th–13th century

Porcelain with ivory glaze (Ding ware)

8 1/4 × 4 1/2 in. (20.96 × 11.43 cm)
Gift of John Hadley Cox, B.A. 1935
1941.29
Made at the Ding kilns in Hebei Province, this ewer derives its shape from similar vessels in silver. From the tenth to the fourteenth century, ceramics made in these kilns were used in Buddhist ceremonies, for dining and other celebrations, and as gifts to the court.
Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Jin dynasty (1115–1234)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

John Hadley Cox (1913–2005); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1941

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 101, no. 192, ill.

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