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동제 정병 고려
銅製淨甁 高麗
Water bottle (Kundika)

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 13 1/2 in. (34.2 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.115
Not on view
These distinctively shaped containers were used as water sprinklers for Buddhist purification rituals. In Goryeo society, bottles of this type also came to be used as water containers in both elite and common households by the twelfth century.
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