Monk's Cap Ewer
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MediumCopper and brass
DimensionsWork : 14 x 12 x 8 in. (35.56 x 30.48 x 20.32 cm)
Credit LineGift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton in honor of Leslee Leong and Joe Schulman
LabelThe form of this ewer is said to have been inspired by the shape of a Tibetan monk’s cap. Monk’s cap ewers first appeared in China during the 14th century and spread from there to Mongolia and Tibet. This ewer is made from hammered sheet copper. It is decorated with applied brass plaques that contain images of dragons, deities, lotuses and other Buddhist symbols.