Bowl with Willow and Reed Design

청자 상감 버들·갈대무늬 사발 (靑磁象嵌柳蘆文碗)

1300s
Diameter: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.); Overall: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.)
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This bowl with a lightly bent inward rim possibly takes the shape of an alms bowl by Buddhist monks.

Description

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 weeping willow trees appears as a main decoration pattern on the inner wall of this bowl.
Bowl with Willow and Reed Design

Bowl with Willow and Reed Design

1300s

Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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