Ceremonial Nephrite Jade Ewer
Eastern Tibet or Mongolia
circa 16th century
height (without the stand): 19cm, width: 14cm, weight: 750g
This remarkable ewer is closely related to a ceremonial urn in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, attributed to circa 16th century Eastern Tibet or Mongolia and described by Dr Pratapaditya Pal, as ‘one of the most spectacular ritual objects to have come out of Tibet’ (Pal, 1990, p. 294). It is possible that the two are by the same hand or by the same workshop.