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Jar, Vietnam, Lý dynasty, 12th–13th century. Stoneware with ivory wood-ash glaze, carved decoration; 4.5 x 4.6 cm (1 3/4 x 1 13/16 in.). Gift of John D. Constable, 2007.395. © 2016 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Provenance: By 1948, Ngo Quynh Dieu, Ris-Orangis, Essonne, France; by inheritance to her daughter, Mrs. Nguyen Guyn Anh, Hochiminhville, Vietnam [see note 1]; by 1995, possibly purchased by Dr. John D. Constable, Hanoi, Vietnam or gift of Mrs.Nguyen Guynh Anh, Hochihminhville, Vietnam to Dr. John D. Constable; 2007, gift of Constable to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2007) NOTES [1] By 1948, Ngo Quynh Dieu, Ris-Orangis, Essonne, France; by inheritance to her daughter, Mrs. Nguyen Guyn Anh, Hochiminhville, Vietnam; by 1985, given by Mrs. Anh to Dr. John D. Constable, Sherborn, MA; gift of Constable to MFA (Accession Date: June 27, 2007)

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ: Truong, Philippe, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cat. 7

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