Apr 20, 2012
Apr 20, 2012

Gourd-shaped Wine Pot

Gourd-shaped Wine Pot

청자 표주박모양 줄무늬 주자 (靑磁瓢形線文注子)



Height with lid: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.632


Did you know?

This gourd-shaped bottle once used to serve wine.


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 pitcher, not only to make their drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their appreciation of nature.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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