Gourd-shaped Wine Pot

Gourd-shaped Wine Pot

청자 표주박모양 줄무늬 주자 (靑磁瓢形線文注子)

1200s

Pottery

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

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.632

Location

Did you know?

This gourd-shaped bottle once used to serve wine.

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 pitcher, 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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