Epitaph Tablet for Bak Eun (1479-1504), from a Set of 14
Porcelain with underglaze
9 3/8 × 6 1/8 × 1 3/8 in. (23.8 × 15.6 × 3.5 cm) (show scale)
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Carroll Family Collection
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Korean. Epitaph Tablet for Bak Eun (1479-1504), from a Set of 14, 1509. Porcelain with underglaze, 9 3/8 × 6 1/8 × 1 3/8 in. (23.8 × 15.6 × 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carroll Family Collection, 2017.29.40 (Photo: , 2017.29.40_front_PS9.jpg)
front, 2017.29.40_front_PS9.jpg., 2018
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Epitaph plaque with 10 lines of text on the "recto" and one line of text on the "verso."
One of 14 plaques commemorating Park Eun (1479-1504), a celebrated poet. The commemoration was written by a friend of the poet, Yi Haeng, four years after the poet's death. The calligraphy is by Yi Yeongwon.
Epitaph plaques serve as memorials for the individuals with whom they were buried. They typically recount the career and ancestry of the subject, and were occasionally disinterred and replaced with updated versions. Most epitaph plaques were written in underglaze cobalt blue. This set is unusual because it is writen in underglaze iron red.
The text is written in Korean in Chinese characters.
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