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분청사기 덤벙 분장 완 조선
粉靑沙器粉粧碗 朝鮮
Bowl

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
first half of the 16th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Buncheong ware with white slip
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 (8.2 cm); Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oliver, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.557.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
Tableware like this bowl, with a grayish coarse body partially (and sometimes wholly) covered in white slip, was made in regional kilns in the early Joseon period as an inexpensive alternative to white porcelain, which was produced at court kilns and favored by the royal family and elites.
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