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Chicken-head Ewer


Artist Unknown (China)


c. 570

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G204
Chicken-head Ewer, Artist Unknown (China)
Chicken-head Ewer: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Yueh wareStoneware with pale greyish-green glaze
Size: 18 7/8 x 9 1/8 x 8 3/4 in. (47.94 x 23.18 x 22.23 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 6th century, Northern Chi dynasty
Inscriptions: Sticker on bottom, dealer’s sticker with [4272]
Physical Description: green glaze; rounded shoulder; flat bottom; long neck, tapering and flaring out at top to ring mouth; two-part handle with two dragons' heads with their mouths around edge of mouth opening on spout; small chicken head with slightly open beak as pouring sp
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ruth Ann Dayton Chinese Room Endowment Fund
Accession Number: 2007.38
Added to Site: March 1, 2009