Outer diameter: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); Overall: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)
Director's Contingent Fund 1918.442
The distinctive bluish and greenish glaze of Goryeo celadons, shown in this bowl, is the result of distinctive small and long Korean kilns, which maintained a low oxygen saturation with a high level of carbon dioxide.
As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea became an important part of elite culture in Korea. In enjoying teas, elites commissioned a variety of types of utensils and vessels including this large bowl, not only to make their tea-drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their refined taste.
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