Inkstone in the shape of a tortoise. Stoneware with white glaze, carved and incised decoration, Chu dau kilns.. Overall: 7.5 x 18 cm (2 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.). Vietnam, Lê dynasty, 15th–16th century. Anonymous gift. Accession number 2002.746. © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Inkstone in the shape of a tortoise with flat recessed area on top of shell and deep indentation (reservoir for ink) immediately behind the head.
PROVENANCE: Collected by the donor in Vietnam in 1989 or slightly earlier
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. 190