Bowl with Inlaid Chrysanthemum and Peony Design

Bowl with Inlaid Chrysanthemum and Peony Design

청자 상감 모란·국화무늬 사발 (靑磁象嵌牡丹菊花文大文碗)

1100s-1200s

Pottery

Diameter: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.); Overall: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.685

Location

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Kangjin and Buan kilns in Jeolla province were the two major production centers for celadon wares during the Goryeo period (918-1392).

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 peonies 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
Medium: 
Pottery

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