Kundika (Buddhist Ritual Water Sprinkler) Vessel
The Kundika pitcher was one of the eighteen objects that a Buddhist monk had to own. According to a document written by the Tang priest Jijing, baked clay ewers were used to offer water to the deities, while those made of bronze and iron were for daily use. Chinese ewers vary, perhaps because of the influence of Persian wares brought through the Silk Road, styles that were introduced to Japan through Korea. This example is identified as the futatsu type, with its S-shaped spout and no handle.
from base: 10 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. (26.7 x 10.5 cm)
at mouth: 3 in. (7.6 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Wallace
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact email@example.com
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Kundika (Buddhist Ritual Water Sprinkler) Vessel, 16th century. Bronze, from base: 10 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. (26.7 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Wallace, 77.141. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.141_bw.jpg)
overall, 77.141_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.