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Bottle

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
Many of the ceramic forms made during the Goryeo period likely existed in bronze as well, but metal was often melted down for reuse, so bronzes are far more rare. This type of vessel was most likely used for serving wine. The ceramic piece here is a very early example of Goryeo celadon: the glaze is still somewhat yellow brown, and the carved decoration is more clearly handwrought than later examples.
MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES 12th-13th century
    DYNASTY Goryeo Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS Height: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm) Diameter at mouth: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) Diameter at base: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) Diameter at widest point: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 82.171.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert S. Anderson
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Bottle, 12th-13th century. Bronze, Height: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert S. Anderson, 82.171.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 82.171.1_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 82.171.1_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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