Ewer (Fusatsugata Suibyō)

Ewer (Fusatsugata Suibyō)

1200s

Bronze

Overall: 34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 1970.78

Description

Ewers of this particular shape developed in Japan for use in Esoteric Buddhist communities, and are called fusatsu-shaped water pitchers. Unlike the ewers commonly used in rituals celebrated before the Buddha, this type is used for the purifying of monks’ hands with water at the start of a Dharma assembly focused on the recitation of the monastic code of conduct, and repentance for transgressions.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Bronze
Credit line: 
James Parmelee Fund

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