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Melon-shaped Wine Ewer with Incised Chrysanthemum Design

Melon-shaped Wine Ewer with Incised Chrysanthemum Design

청자 음각 모란무늬 참외모양 주전자 (靑磁陰刻菊花文瓜形注子)

918–1392

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Pottery

Vessel only: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.623

Location

Did you know?

Originally the lid was not coupled with this pot.

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 pot, 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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