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Melon-shaped Ewer

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Provenance

1880s, probably purchased in Japan by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston; 1899, gift of Bigelow and Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge to the MFA (Accession Date: November 7, 1899).

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection and Denman Waldo Ross

Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 13th century

Object Place

Korea

Dimensions

Height: 19.0 cm (7 1/2 in.), Diameter of Foot: 8.0 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.300

Medium or Technique

Glazed stoneware with inlaid decoration

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware