Bowl with Lotus and Child Design in Relief

Bowl with Lotus and Child Design in Relief

청자 양각 연꽃·동자무늬 사발 (靑磁陽刻蓮花童子文碗)



Diameter of mouth: 19.9 cm (7 13/16 in.); Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1918.478


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The floral pattern of this bowl was created by a mold with carved patterns.


As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea and wine became an important part of elite leisure culture in Korea. A wide bowl like this example was especially suitable for drinking powdered tea shaved from a compressed tea cake, the most commonly enjoyed type during the Goryeo period.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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