Wide-mouthed Bottle

Wide-mouthed Bottle

청자 반구 장경병 (靑磁半球長頸甁)

1100s

Celadon

Overall: 28.3 cm (11 1/8 in.); Outer diameter: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1918.435

Location

Did you know?

The distinctive bluish and greenish glaze of Goryeo celadons, shown in this bottle, is the result of distinctive small and long Korean kilns, which maintained a low oxygen saturation with a high level of carbon dioxide.

Description

As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea and wine became an important part of elite culture in Korea. Elites of the Goryeo period commissioned a variety of types of utensils and vessels including this handsome wine bottle, to make their drinking experience more exciting.

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

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