Celadon ware with incised and carved decoration
Overall: 22.4 cm (8 13/16 in.)
Gift of John L. Severance 1921.628
A small loop on the handle was intended to secure the lid (now missing) on top of the pitcher through a cord or chain.
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 wine pot with the incised image of lotus flowers, not only to make their drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their appreciation of nature.
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