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Title:Libation Oil Ewer with Chinese stylized character "Shou" (longevity)
Place Made:Asia; Tibet
Measurements:Overall: 12 in x 7 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 30.5 cm x 18.4 cm x 8.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No inscription.
Accession Number:  MH 15.J.I
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A standing libation ewer (jug) with a chain-attached lid in lotus (?) decoration, a spout with clouds decoration at its junction with the jug, and a dragon shape handle (dragon head attached to the jug neck and dragon tail in the shape of flame sticking out at the belly of the jug). Black decoration of stylized Chinese character "shou" (longevity) on both sides of the jug belly.

religion; rituals; Buddhism; vessels

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