청자 철화 연꽃 무늬 매병 고려 靑磁鐵畫蓮花文梅甁 高麗 Maebyeong with lotus decoration
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Stoneware with iron-brown design under celadon glaze
H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1927
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.