Important Cultural Property

Ewer of Xianzhan-ping type

Information

Data

Period Heian period, 11th - 12th century
Materials and techniques White copper
Size H.37.0 D.12.7 BD.8.4

Explanation

This white copper pitcher with elegantly rounded body is made by turning on a lathe. It has a slender neck supporting a drinking mouth on top, another mouth protruding from the body and a short stand at bottom. This kind of pitchers contained holy water for Buddhist monks in training. Formerly owned by Tō-ji Temple in Kyoto.