Gourd-Shaped Bottle

Gourd-Shaped Bottle

청동 표주박모양 정병 (靑銅瓢形淨甁)



Outer diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Overall: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1992.113


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This gourd-shaped bottle may have been used to serve wine.


As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea and wine became an important part of elite culture in Korea. Elites of the Goryeo period commissioned a variety of types of ceramic and metal utensils including this bronze bottle, not only to make their drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their appreciation of nature.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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