Water Ewer for Rituals with Incised Parrot Design

청자 음각 앵무새무늬 정병

Location: 236 Korean
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This distinctively shaped vessel is called a kundika in Sanskrit, simply referring to a water bottle.


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.
Water Ewer for Rituals with Incised Parrot Design

Water Ewer for Rituals with Incised Parrot Design


Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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