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Kundika (Water Bottle) with Weeping Willow and Ducks

Koryo
11th century - 12th century
Incised bronze with inlaid silver

13 3/4 in. x 5 in. (diameter) (34.93 cm x 12.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 105.46
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.
  • bottles - Vessels having a neck and mouth considerably narrower than the body, used for packaging and containing liquid and dry preparations. For vessels having wider necks and mouths, use "jars."
  • bronzes - Collectively, the class of sculptures, containers, or other objects executed in bronze, especially artifacts or works considered to be art. When possible, use the material term "bronze (metal)" plus a more specific object name, such as "bronze" + "figurines" or "bronze" + "bowl."
  • inlays - Decorative forms created when pieces of a material are inserted into similar-sized openings in a surrounding material so as to create a design.
  • Korean - Culture and style of peoples from the East Asian peninsula of Korea.
  • Koryŏ - Refers to the period that coincided with the rule of Koryo Dynasty in Korea, from 918-1391 CE. The dynasty's close ties with China during the Sung period (908-1279 CE, resulted in direct influences from Chinese culture. Most artifacts that have remained from this period include bronze temple bells, Buddhist sutras copied by monks in gold and silver on purple paper, and wood block engravings. The period is also known for its major acheivement in porcelain with a celeadon glaze, found buried along with the dead in tombs.
  • 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.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Sep 24, 2010 – May 28, 2011

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Marianne Hansen and Emily Croll. Worlds to Discover. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
    Page Number: 27

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/153117 |title=Kundika (Water Bottle) with Weeping Willow and Ducks |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=12/5/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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