국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Celadon Kundika with Reeds and Wild Geese in Relief
  • Exhibition Name

    Celadon Ritual Ewer with Waterscape Design

  • Culture/Period

    Goryeo Dynasty

  • Provenance

    Gaeseong area

  • Materials

    Ceramics - Celadon

  • Category

    religion - Buddhism - memorial service - clean bottle

  • Dimensions

    H. 34.2cm, (bottom) D. 9.3cm

  • Designation

    Treasure 344

  • Accession Number

    Deoksu 2960

  • Location

    Celadon Gallery

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).