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On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
Some Buncheong kilns, particularly those in the south, specialized in painting iron-based decorations that were then sealed under glaze. To create a lighter background for the decoration, these ceramics were usually covered with white slip. Most underglaze-brown-decorated Buncheong vessels were not as finely potted as the sgraffito and stamped pieces, but this small bowl is unusually delicate in its form and finish.
MEDIUM Buncheong ware
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES last half of 15th–first half of 16th century
    DYNASTY Joseon Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS Height: 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm) Diameter at mouth: 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm) Diameter at base: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1989.179.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Bowl, last half of 15th–first half of 16th century. Buncheong ware, Height: 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner, 1989.179.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 1989.179.1_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1989.179.1_PS11.jpg., 2017
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