Ewer of Xianzhan-ping type
|Period||Heian period, 11th - 12th century|
|Materials and techniques||White copper|
|Size||H.37.0 D.12.7 BD.8.4|
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.