Ewer in the shape of a bixie, Vietnam, Annam period, 7th–8th century. Stoneware with straw-colored glaze, molded and incised decoration. 5 1/8 x 6 5/16 in (13 x 16 cm). Anonymous gift. Accession number 2002.748. © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ewer in the shape of a bixie, a mythical animal that can frighten away evil and expel bad luck.
Provenance: Collected by the donor in Vietnam in 1990 or slightly earlier