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Pilgrim Flask with Strap

Late 19th century
Porcelain with blue glaze and incised decoration

5 5/8 in. x 5 in. x 2 1/4 in. (14.29 cm x 12.7 cm x 5.72 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: TN.100
Geography: Asia, North Korea or South Korea
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bottles
Culture/Nationality: Korean
Collection: Helen B. Chapin '15 Collection

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  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • Korean - Culture and style of peoples from the East Asian peninsula of Korea.
  • pilgrim bottles - Flattened, gourd-shaped bottles with one or two pairs of lugs at each side through which might be passed a strap whereby they could be slung over the shoulder.
  • porcelain - A material comprising white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass. In China, it includes any such ware that is highly fired enough to produce a ringing sound when struck. In Europe, it is limited to hard-fired ceramic that is translucent.
  • vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
  • Yi - Period and culture of the Korean dynasty that ruled the Korean peninsula from 1392 to 1910, founded by Yi Sŏng-gye, posthumously known as King T’aejo (reiged 1392-1398). It is characterized by the establishment of Neo-Confucianism as the official ideology, encouragement of a modest and practical lifestyle, and abandonment of patronage for more extravagant art.

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