Description Providing monks with their daily meals in exchange for prayers and religious teachings is considered an act of devotion. This spired offering vessel, known as "hsun-ok," was used to transport food to a temple or monastery. It has three parts: a bowl attached to a flaring pedestal, a pagoda-shaped cover, and an internal plainly lacquered tray on which food such as soup, curries, pickles, or rice might be placed.
The surface was cleaned to remove accumulated dust and grime. One loss was consolidated to secure loose bamboo fibers and then toned using gilded Japanese paper.
|5/11/2017||Examination||Examined and treated for exhibition.|
Provenance Yoshie Shinomoto; given to Walters Art Museum, 1993.
Credit Gift of Mr. Yoshie Shinomoto, 1993
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