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Water Ewer for Rituals (Kundika) with Incised Parrot Design

Water Ewer for Rituals (Kundika) with Incised Parrot Design

청자 음각 앵무새무늬 정병 (靑磁陰刻鸚鵡文淨甁)

1100s

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Stoneware with celadon glaze, incised and carved decoration

Overall: 35.3 cm (13 7/8 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.631

Description

This distinctively shaped celadon vessel is a kundika. With a spout on one side, this type of vessel is often used in Buddhist purification rituals. Unlike most existing examples that have an image of a willow tree, this work has a rare flying phoenix design incised on its surface.

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