Water Vessel (Kundika)

Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Geography:
Made in Korea, Asia

Period:
Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)

Date:
13th century

Medium:
Bronze

Dimensions:
15 x 6 3/8 inches (38.1 x 16.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1986-29-3

Credit Line:
Gift of Colonel Stephen McCormick, 1986

Social Tags [?]

There are currently no user tags associated with this object.


[Add Your Own Tags]

Label:
The shape of the kundika, a Buddhist ritual water vessel, originally derives from an Indian prototype. This type of container traveled to China and then to Korea, where potters later used the distinctive shape in producing ceramics. The kundika is filled through the hinged spout on the side, and water is sprinkled out of the top.