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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


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

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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