Diameter of mouth: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.); Overall: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Gift of John L. Severance 1921.653
This distinctively shaped cup with a pointy base is known to have been used on horseback.
Toward the late 14th century, the overall quality of techniques involved in making celadon works sharply deteriorated. In contrast to translucent greenish blue celadon works of the 12th century, this drinking cup possibly dated to the late 14th century, has gray greenish glaze. And its inlaid design also shows a clear sign of decline in craftsmanship. Nevertheless, less attention to techniques gave a way to a freer style of pottery called buncheong in the succeeding centuries.
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