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Blue-and-white turtle-shaped pourer

Early 16th century

Origin

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi

Medium

Porcelain

Collection

Archaeological Materials

Description

This is a blue-and-white, turtle-shaped kendi (water vessel without a handle). It is used in many Southeast Asian cultures.

In Chinese culture, tortoises are sacred animals that symbolize longevity, power, and tenacity.

Acknowledgement

Roberto T. Villanueva Foundation Collection | On long-term loan to Ayala Museum

Location

Museum Storage

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