Diameter: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.); Overall: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Gift of John L. Severance 1921.627
On the base of this dish, three spur marks made of bits of clay remain visible.
Celadons wares used for everyday such as this dish were among 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. Generally, Goryeo tombs were left untouched until the late 19th century. During the colonial period (1910–45), however, Japanese archaeologists competitively excavated the tombs located in Kaeseong, the former capital of the Goryeo period and soon became available for Japanese and Western collectors.
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