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Ewer in the Shape of a Dragon

Ewer in the Shape of a Dragon

1400s
(Annam)
Overall: 28.3 x 15 cm (11 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This dragon-shaped vessel was tilled through a hole in the tail and emptied through the dragon's mouth.
  • ? by 1971–1976
    (J. J. Baars, Zürich, Switzerland, and Surrey, England, sold to Severance and Greta Millikin)
    1976–1989
    Severance A. [1895–1985] and Greta [Marguerite Steckerl] Millikin [1903–1989], Cleveland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1989–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Catalogue of the Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1990. cat. no. 146
    Wilson, J. Keith. “Powerful Form and Potent Symbol: The Dragon in Asia.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, vol. 77, no. 8, 1990, pp. 286–323. Reproduced: p. 299, fig. 17, and p. 317, cat. no. 23 www.jstor.org
    Stevenson, John, John Guy, and Louise Allison Cort. Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition. Chicago, IL: Art Media Resources with Avery Press, 1997. Mentioned and Reproduced: fig. 6, p. 18
  • The Severance and Greta Millikin Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 5-September 2, 1990).
    Powerful Form and Potent Symbol: The Dragon in Asia. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (July 24-November 25, 1990).
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