Apr 18, 2012

Bowl

Bowl

청자항 (靑磁缸)

1100s

Celadon

Outer diameter: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); Overall: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Director's Contingent Fund 1918.442

Location

Did you know?

The distinctive bluish and greenish glaze of Goryeo celadons, shown in this bowl, is the result of distinctive small and long Korean kilns, which maintained a low oxygen saturation with a high level of carbon dioxide.

Description

As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea became an important part of elite culture in Korea. In enjoying teas, elites commissioned a variety of types of utensils and vessels including this large bowl, not only to make their tea-drinking experience more exciting, but also to show their refined taste.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Celadon

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