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Epitaph Tablet for Bak Eun (1479-1504), from a Set of 14

Asian Art

CULTURE Korean
MEDIUM Porcelain with underglaze
DATES 1509
DYNASTY Joseon dynasty
DIMENSIONS 9 3/8 × 6 1/8 × 1 3/8 in. (23.8 × 15.6 × 3.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2017.29.40
CREDIT LINE Carroll Family Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE front, 2017.29.40_front_PS9.jpg., 2018
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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Korean. <em>Epitaph Tablet for Bak Eun (1479-1504), from a Set of 14</em>, 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)