Dish with Inlaid Plant Design

Dish with Inlaid Plant Design

청자 상감 식물무늬 접시 (靑磁象嵌草文楪匙)

1300s

Celadon with inlaid design

Overall: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.671

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The transparent greenish and bluish glaze of Goryeo celadons, shown in this bowl, is the result of distinctive small and long Korean kilns, which maintained a low oxygen saturation with a high level of carbon dioxide.

Description

As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea and wine became an important part of elite leisure culture in Korea. A wide bowl like this example was especially suitable for drinking powdered tea shaved from a compressed tea cake, the most commonly enjoyed type during the Goryeo period. The inlaid image of bloomed white flowers on the inner wall of this tea bowl must have made the moment of drinking tea more enjoyable.

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

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