Chicken-Headed Ewer

220–589 CE
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The development of high-fired celadon in the south was a significant achievement in Chinese ceramics history. The ewer's shape was indigenous and appeared to have been transformed from the hu (jar) attached with a small chicken head. Whereas the early chicken-headed ewers have a wide, stout body, this example represents a further development toward more elongated proportions, adding the decoration of carved lotus petals.
Chicken-Headed Ewer

Chicken-Headed Ewer

220–589 CE

China, Zhejiang province, Southern Dynasties period (420-589)

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