Outer diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Overall: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1992.113
This gourd-shaped bottle may have been 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 ceramic and metal utensils including this bronze bottle, not only to make their drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their appreciation of nature.
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