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Stoneware with celadon glaze, incised and carved decoration
Overall: 36.2 x 14 cm (14 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Gift of John L. Severance 1921.631.b
This distinctively shaped vessel is called a kundika in Sanskrit, simply referring to a water bottle.
This distinctively shaped celadon vessel is a kundika. With a spout on one side, this type of vessel is often used in Buddhist purification rituals. Unlike most existing examples that have an image of a willow tree, this work has a rare flying phoenix design incised on its surface.
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