Wine Pot with Incised Lotus Design

Wine Pot with Incised Lotus Design

청자 음각 연꽃무늬 주자 (靑磁陰刻蓮花文注子)

918-1392

Celadon ware with incised and carved decoration

Overall: 22.4 cm (8 13/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.628

Location

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A small loop on the handle was intended to secure the lid (now missing) on top of the pitcher through a cord or chain.

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 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.

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

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