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Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism

Gallery 3

Ewer in the Shape of a Tibetan Monk’s Cap
Ming dynasty, early 15th century
porcelain with incised hidden (anhua) decoration under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
height: 8 in. (20.3 cm), width at spout: 8 in. (20.3 cm), diameter of foot: 3 in. (7.6 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991