Wine Cask with Stamped Floral Decoration

Wine Cask with Stamped Floral Decoration

분청사기 인화무늬 장군 (粉靑沙器印花文缶)

1400s

Pottery

Outer diameter: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.); Overall: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.650

Location

Fun Fact

In order to transfer liquid safely without spilling, the mouth of this vessel is small, placed in the middle.

Description

This vessel, similar to an oak wine barrel, once stored different kinds of liquids including wine, sesame oil, and even water. Having its small mouth in the middle made it useful for not only storing the beverage but also carrying it from storage to a ritual or ceremonial site. This type of vessel appeared around the 1400s and was popular for a century. This vessel has a bluish-green tone commonly seen in buncheong ware. Jars were coated with a white slip, and then decorative designs were added using a combination of inlaid and stamped techniques. This style emerged in the 1400s, and then disappeared after the 1500s.

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

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