Bowl with Floral Scroll Design in Relief

Bowl with Floral Scroll Design in Relief

청자 양각 화당초무늬 사발 (靑磁花唐草文碗)

1200s

Pottery

Diameter of mouth: 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.); Overall: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1918.483

Location

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

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 elegant tea bowl not only to make their drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their appreciation of nature.

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

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