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Ewer with Pheasant-Head Stopper


Artist Unknown (China)


8th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G204
Ewer with Pheasant-Head Stopper, Artist Unknown (China)
Ewer with Pheasant-Head Stopper: Gallery Label - Current
: Institute Acquires Important Group of Chinese Ceramics
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Hsing warePorcelaneous stoneware with clear glaze
Size: 12 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (30.48 x 17.15 x 17.15 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: T'ang dynasty, 8th century
Physical Description: Ewer, with pheasant's head stopper. Pear-shaped body, with tapering short neck and short spout, on domed, spreading foot. The removable stopper, in the form of a pheasant's head, is modelled in full relief with carved details, the double strand handle is
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 50.1a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009