05 janvier 2017

Ewer, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century

Ewer, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century

Lobed ewer with five strap handles, incised band, spiral decorated spout, green glaze, Vietnam, 13th century-14th century, earthenware, glaze 16.0 × 15.0 cm diameter. Gift of Zorica McCarthy, 2010, 2010.330 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Such ewers may have been used for water or wine with the strap handles serving to tie on a cover. The handle was non-functional; pouring would have required two hands around the ewer’s sides.


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