Floral-shaped Cup

Floral-shaped Cup

청자 꽃모양 잔 (靑磁花形盞)

1100s

Pottery

Diameter of base: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.); Overall: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.616

Location

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Elites of the Goryeo period are known for their love of drinking tea and wine. This type of delicate-looking cup not only made their drinking experience more enjoyable, but also showed their refined taste.

Description

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 delicate-looking cup, not only to make their tea-drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their refined taste. This cup is coupled with the cup stand (1921.617).

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

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