Floral-shaped Cup with Incised Chrysanthemum Design

Floral-shaped Cup with Incised Chrysanthemum Design

청자 음각 국화무늬 꽃모양 잔 (靑磁陰刻菊花文花形盞)

1100s-1200s

Celadon

Diameter of mouth: 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.); Overall: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1918.427

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Called kintsugi (literally meaning “gold joinery”) in Japanese, this method of repairing broken parts with glittering gold mixed with lacquer was extensively used for ceramic works in the Goryeo period, such as this cup.

Description

Both everyday objects and ornaments such as this drinking cup were standard for Goryeo period (918–1392) burial goods. Furnishing tombs with an elaborate assemblage of objects was believed to honor and comfort the newly dead. While greenish celadon works were mainstream during the Goryeo period, bluish-white ceramic works made of white clay such as this one were produced from time to time.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Celadon

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