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Ewer
late 11th-early 12th century


Northern Song dynasty

Porcelain with transparent pale blue (qingbai) glaze
H: 22.0 W: 12.1 cm
China

Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1907.285

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This Chinese porcelain ewer was excavated from a Koryo dynasty (918–1372) tomb in Korea and was acquired by its previous owner in Korea in the late nineteenth century. Chinese porcelain with pale blue (qinqbai) glaze was widely exported not only to Korea but also to Japan, Southeast Asia, and West Asia.