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eewer - A pitcher, especially a decorative one with a base, an oval body, and a flaring spout.

 

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see thumbnail to rightGreece, Attic, Head Oenochoe, 475-450 BCE, terra cotta. See Greek art, and oenochoe.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftSassanian Iran, Silver Ewer, 6th-early 7th centuries, silver, gilding, height 33 cm, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. See Mesopotamian art.

 

 

Iran, Ewer with dancing females within arcades, 6th century, Sasanian style, silver, mercury gilding, height of (a) 13.4 inches (34 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

Iran, Bronze Ewer, 7th century, cast, chased, and inlaid bronze, 19 1/8 x 9 13/16 inches (48.5 x 25.0 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAttributed to Khorasan, Eastern Iran, Seljuq, Brass Ewer, c. 1180-1210, repoussé brass, inlaid with silver and bitumen, height 15 3/4 x 7.5 inches (40 x 19.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftItaly, Venice, Murano, Ewer, c. 1500, free-blown, enameled, and gilded blue glass, height 10 inches (25.4 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightIndia (Deccan), Ewer and Basin, 18th century, bidri ware (cast metal alloy of zinc, copper, and lead with silver inlay), Worcester Art Museum, MA.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftRetailed by Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, 1865- present, Providence, RI), Ewer with a Plateau, 1900-1904, silver, 19 x 20 1/2 x 17 1/8 inches (48.3 x 52.1 x 43.5 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.


 

Also see oenochoe and vessel.

 

 

 

 

 

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