Korean. <em>Epitaph Tablet for Bak Eun (1479-1504), from a Set of 14</em>, 1509. Porcelain with underglaze, 9 1/4 × 7 × 1 1/8 in. (23.5 × 17.8 × 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, 2017.29.27 (Photo: , 2017.29.27_front_PS9.jpg)

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


Medium: Porcelain with underglaze

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Dimensions: 9 1/4 × 7 × 1 1/8 in. (23.5 × 17.8 × 2.9 cm)



Accession Number: 2017.29.27

Image: 2017.29.27_front_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Epitaph plaque with one line of text on the "recto." 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 archaic Chinese seal script.

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