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청자 음각 연꽃 무늬 매병 고려
靑磁陰刻蓮花文梅甁 高麗
Maebyeong with lotus decoration

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Date:
late 11th–early 12th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with carved and incised design under celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm); Diam. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.119.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
The effect of the delicately carved lotus design under the translucent celadon glaze is subtle. Literally meaning “plum bottle,” maebyeong is a shape inspired by contemporaneous and earlier Chinese vessels. Korean celadon maebyeong developed fuller forms: broad shoulders, as in this piece, or curvilinear contours, as in an example with cranes and clouds displayed nearby.
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