Ewer

Ewer

935-1099
Country
Korea
ewer
bronze
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Heitler
1979.103
. Ewer. 935-1099. bronze. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Heitler. 1979.103.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 10 in, 25.4000 cm; width: 9 in, 22.8600 cm; diameter: 6.5 in, 16.5100 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Ewer Korea 900s-1000s, Goryeo dynasty Bronze Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Heitler 1979.103 This wine pot, a fine example of Korean metalwork, has a hinged lid topped by a lotus bud knob. Its distinctive shape, which originated in China, also appears in Korean celadon-glazed ceramic wine pots. Several centuries later, the form was adopted in Japan, where Buddhist priests used the bronze ceremonial vessels as containers for water to cleanse their hands.
Known Provenance
Approximately 1976, Arthur Jolliffe [b. 1905, d. 1984], Jolliffe Oriental Galleries, Denver CO; approximately 1976-1979, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Heitler [b. 1909 d. 2004], Denver CO, purchased from Arthur Jolliffe; 1979, DAM collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Heitler.

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