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ID: 300391238
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300391238

 

Record Type: concept
kundikas (<containers for personal grooming and hygiene>, <containers for personal use>, ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Vessels with dual openings, originally used in Buddhist ceremonies for sprinkling water for purification. The form originated in India and was later transmitted to China and Korea. The kundika is one of the usual attributes of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Scholarship notes that Brahmanical hermits used these vessels to dispense water for their personal use.
 
Terms:
kundikas (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
kundika (C,U,English,AD,U,SN)
kuṇḍikā (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.TQ

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Containers (hierarchy name)
........ Containers (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of containers (receptacles)
............ containers (receptacles) (G)
Hierarchy of <containers by function or context>
................ <containers by function or context> (G)
Hierarchy of <containers for personal use>
.................... <containers for personal use> (G)
Hierarchy of <containers for personal grooming and hygiene>
........................ <containers for personal grooming and hygiene> (G)
Hierarchy of kundikas
............................ kundikas (G)

Sources and Contributors:
kundika............  [VP]
.................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
kuṇḍikā............  [VP]
.................  Coomaraswamy and Kershaw, Chinese Buddhist Water Vessel, Artibus Asiae (1928-1929)
.................  Pal, Indian Sculpture (1986-1988)
kundikas............  [VP Preferred]
.................  Brooklyn Museum [online] (2012-) accessed 14 April 2014
.................  Freer Gallery and Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian [online] (2003-) accessed 14 April 2014
.................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-) accessed 14 April 2014
.................  Philadelphia Museum of Art online (2000-) accessed 14 April 2014
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Coomaraswamy and Kershaw, Chinese Buddhist Water Vessel, Artibus Asiae (1928-1929) 134
.......... Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-) Bottle (kundika)
.......... Pal, Indian Sculpture (1986-1988)

 

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