Monk's Cap Ewer


Artist
attributed to : Mongolian (Mongolian)
Date
19th century
Medium
Copper and brass
Dimensions
Work : 14 x 12 x 8 in. (35.56 x 30.48 x 20.32 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of David Kamansky and Gerald Wheaton in honor of Leslee Leong and Joe Schulman
Object Number
2019.69.1

Label
The 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.

Object Type
Metal