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Ewer

Asian Art

While aristocrats enjoyed the luminous green celadons produced by royal kilns, less elite Koreans continued to use unglazed stonewares. Unlike the unglazed vessels found in pre-Goryeo burials, which clearly belonged to centuries-old ritual traditions, Goryeo-period stonewares come in shapes more appropriate for everyday serving and food storage.
MEDIUM Stoneware
DATES 12th-13th century
DYNASTY Goreyo Dynasty
DIMENSIONS H: 9 9/16 x W: 8 1/4 in. (24.3 x 21 cm) Diameter at mouth: 3/8 in. (1 cm) Diameter at base: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 40.722
CREDIT LINE Gift of Sir George Sanson
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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