Ewer

  • Ewer
  • Ewer

The horseman turning back over his shoulder to shoot his bow while galloping at full speed is a design that came from the Persian Empire and was a popular motif throughout Central Asia and China for hundreds of years. The other side of this ewer is decorated with a phoenix bird, the sign of rebirth and regeneration, perfect for a tomb object.

Collection

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  • Tang dynasty (618-906), About 720
  • 12 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 5 in. (31.8 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm)
  • AFI3.2005
  • Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Purchase with funds provided by Helen Hudgens, Dr. and Mrs. Jack Geer, and the Birmingham Asian Art Society
  • Eric Zetterquist