Height with lid: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)
Gift of John L. Severance 1921.632
This gourd-shaped bottle once used to serve wine.
As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea and wine became an important part of elite culture in Korea. Elites of the Goryeo period commissioned a variety of types of utensils and vessels including this elegant wine pitcher, not only to make their drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their appreciation of nature.
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