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

Description

Distinctively shaped containers such as this example were traditionally used in Asia as water sprinklers for Buddhist purification rituals.

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