Plaque with Inlaid Peony and Chrysanthemum Design

Plaque with Inlaid Peony and Chrysanthemum Design

청자 상감 모란·국화무늬 판 (靑磁象嵌銅彩牡丹菊花文板)

1200s

Celadon with inlaid decoration

Overall: 19.1 x 25.4 x 0.3 cm (7 1/2 x 10 x 1/8 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1918.490

Location

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Celadon tiles such as this one were mainly produced in state kilns located in Kangjin and Buan, Jeolla province.

Description

Celadons, spoons, seals, and bronze mirrors were the most common burial objects in tombs during the Goryeo period (918-1392). Furnishing tombs with an elaborate assemblage of objects was believed to honor and comfort the newly dead. This type of celadon tile, elegantly adorned with the image of flowers such as bloomed peonies and chrysanthemums, was used to embellish the interior of buildings.

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

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