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청자 철화 연꽃 무늬 매병 고려
靑磁鐵畫蓮花文梅甁 高麗
Maebyeong with lotus decoration

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Date:
11th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with iron-brown design under celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.119.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
The lotus’s distinctive open leaf forms the center of the painted design on this maebyeong. Iron pigment typically adds a yellowish tint to celadon glaze, as seen here. The style of the design is similar to those on iron-painted vessels from Cizhou kilns of Song China.
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