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Negoro Ware Ewer for Hot Water

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Negoro Temple Workshop, Negoro Ware Ewer for Hot Water, 17th century, turned wood with black and vermillion lacquer, The John Yeon Collection; Gift of Richard Louis Brown, public domain, 2008.23

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Title

Negoro Ware Ewer for Hot Water

Artist

Negoro Temple Workshop (Japanese)

Date

17th century

Period

Japan: Momoyama period (1573-1615)

Medium

turned wood with black and vermillion lacquer

Dimensions (H x W x D)

15 in x 9 1/2 in x 5 in

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Lacquerware

Object Type

ewer

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

The John Yeon Collection; Gift of Richard Louis Brown

Accession Number

2008.23

Copyright

public domain

Terms

Conversations About Art

ewers

lacquer

lacquerware

wood

Place Made

Created in: Wakayama prefecture

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

1st Floor

Schnitzer Family Gallery

Description

Lacquered ewers of this type were used in Japan in monastic settings for hot water for tea. This striking example is typical of wares made by the monks of Negoro Temple in Kii peninsula, a sub-temple of Kongobuji Monastery, the former owner of the ewer. The lacquer is applied in layers of cinnabar over black; over time, the red wears thin, revealing the characteristic streaks of black.

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