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On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
By the seventeenth century, porcelain had overtaken stoneware as the ceramic of choice for wealthy Koreans and underglaze brown—once favored for decoration of Buncheong stonewares—enjoyed a brief revival, this time on porcelain vessels. These large, bulbous storage jars were formed by joining two bowls, one inverted on top of the other. The swelling surfaces of the jars give dimension and energy to curvilinear forms, as seen in particular in the swirl of the highly abstracted dragon.
MEDIUM Porcelain with underglaze iron decoration
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES 17th century
    DYNASTY Joseon dynasty
    DIMENSIONS Height: 13 9/16 in. (34.5 cm) Diameter at mouth: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm) Diameter at base: 3 7/16 in. (8.8 cm) Diameter at widest point: 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.28.236
    CREDIT LINE The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Jar, 17th century. Porcelain with underglaze iron decoration, Height: 13 9/16 in. (34.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection, 2004.28.236. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, , CUR.2004.28.236_view1_Heon-Kang_photo_NRICH_edited.jpg)
    IMAGE side, CUR.2004.28.236_view1_Heon-Kang_photo_NRICH_edited.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, , 2005
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