Celadon Ritual Ewer with Waterscape Design
Ceramics - Celadon
religion - Buddhism - memorial service - clean bottle
H. 34.2cm, (bottom) D. 9.3cm
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According to Gaoli tujing (Illustrated Account of Goryeo), a 12th century volume authored by an envoy from the Song Dynasty, Goryeo Buddhists treasured kundika bottles as religious vessels for storing pure water. This particular vessel decorated with a peaceful waterside scene of willows and a happy brace of mandarin ducks displays a remarkable similarity with the bronze kundika with a landscape design inlaid in silver (National Treasure No. 92).