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Bowl with Lotus Petal Design in Relief

청자 양각 연판무늬 사발 (靑磁陽刻蓮瓣文碗)

1200s
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The exterior decor that resembles an opening lotus flower was shaped in a carved wooden mold. Then the potter touched it up with incised details.

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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 outer wall of this tea bowl is decorated with the image of lotus flower, a symbol of purity.
Bowl with Lotus Petal Design in Relief

Bowl with Lotus Petal Design in Relief

1200s

Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

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