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Fragment of a Bottle

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
The decorators of Buncheong ceramics likely completed hundreds of drawings each day. Despite that, the best underglaze-iron decorations have a spontaneity and economy of means that reveal the hand of a master. This fragment, with its charming image of a fish, came from a vessel type common in the early Joseon. Known as barrel bottles, these horizontally oriented vessels were used for the storage of wine.
MEDIUM Buncheong ware, stoneware with underglaze white slip and iron painting
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES last half of 15th century
    DYNASTY Joseon Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 9 5/16 in. (18.4 x 8.3 x 23.7 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.28.108
    CREDIT LINE The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection
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    CAPTION Fragment of a Bottle, last half of 15th century. Buncheong ware, stoneware with underglaze white slip and iron painting, 7 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 9 5/16 in. (18.4 x 8.3 x 23.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection, 2004.28.108. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.28.108_PS11.jpg)
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