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Bowl

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
Although these celadon bowls seem quite plain at first glance, both contain very delicate, hand-drawn decorations that were lightly incised into the clay before glazing. One bowl’s interior has a flower floating on barely visible ripples of water, while the other’s interior shows long-tailed birds flying. In both bases, the decorators appear to have used comblike instruments to create parallel, but gestural, lines in the clay.
MEDIUM Stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES first half 12th century
    DYNASTY Goryeo dynasty
    DIMENSIONS Height: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) Diameter at mouth: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) Diameter at base: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.28.245
    CREDIT LINE The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection
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