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분청사기 박지 모란 무늬 항아리 조선
粉靑沙器剝地牡丹文壺 朝鮮
Large jar with peony decoration

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
late 15th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Buncheong ware with incised and sgraffito design
Dimensions:
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Diam. 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.122.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
The boldly rendered peony flowers and leaves here capture the essence of the exuberant plant, which symbolizes wealth and prestige. The technique of incising the design’s outlines and carving away the background through the white slip is characteristic of buncheong vessels produced in Jeolla Province.
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