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Ch'odu: O.18-1984

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Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery




Maker: Unknown




Tripod vessel with duck-head handle. Bronze. This bowl-shaped vessel has an everted angled mouth and three legs with duck feet. The S-shaped handle terminates in a duck's head; a flat lobed tail projection on the opposite side of the bowl also serves as a handle. The bronze is fairly thick and in places has green patination.


History note: Unknown before donor

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Gompertz Gift

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-07-23) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


Paekche Kingdom
Circa 500 - 800


This tripod vessel (ch'odu) would have been used for warming wine.

Components of the work

Vessel composed of bronze Height 21.6 cm Length 26.7 cm
Rim Diameter 15.5 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.18-1984
Primary reference Number: 16554
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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