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Chinese blue-and-white ceramics during the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644) were made for mass export, and as such, were also designed to resonate with specific cultural signifiers.
This crescent moon-shaped water vessel takes inspiration from bronze water containers of Persia and Mughal India. These vessels were created to cater to Islamic markets in Island Southeast Asia, including Mindanao.
Roberto T. Villanueva Foundation Collection | On long-term loan to Ayala Museum