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청자 양각 대나무 마디 무늬 참외 모양 주전자 고려
靑磁陽刻竹節文瓜形注子 高麗
Melon-shaped ewer with bamboo decoration

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Date:
first half of the 12th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with carved and incised design under celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.471
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
This elegant ewer demonstrates the Goryeo potter’s technical skill and conceptual sophistication in transforming everyday motifs from nature—in this case, a melon and bamboo—into a functional and aesthetically pleasing vessel.
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