Apr 27, 2012
Apr 27, 2012

Bottle with a Flattened Side

Bottle with a Flattened Side

토기 편병 (土器扁甁)


Stoneware with incised designs

Overall: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); Diameter: 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1999.92


Did you know?

Its gray color and shimmering glaze both are the result of the reduction of oxygen in the closed kiln chamber built on hillsides.


By the 700s, this type of bottle started to be produced as a utilitarian vessel and was enjoyed among ruling elites. The flattened example like this may have served as a portable wine bottle.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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