Frog-Shaped Pouring Vessel (Kendi)

Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (jingdezhen ware) | 18.4in | Late 16th-early 17th century

Unknown Artist

Vessels of this type, particularly those made for Southeast Asia, are sometimes rendered in the shape of animals such as elephants, cows, and frogs.

Credit: Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2009
Object: 2009.107

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