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Bowl with Two Boys and Lotuses

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Date:
early 12th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with mold-impressed decoration under celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); Diam. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); Diam. of foot: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Sadajiro Yamanaka, 1911
Accession Number:
11.8.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Ceramics with green glazes were the only high-fired wares produced in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty. The tradition of such high-fired green-glazed wares was first introduced from China around the tenth century. However, by the middle of the twelfth, Korean potters had developed distinctive traditions with shapes and designs that reflect native taste. These Korean wares were extolled in contemporaneous Chinese writings as having the radiance of jade and the clarity of water.
Yamanaka Sadajiro , 1911; donated to MMA
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Korea," August 23, 2003–June 28, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hidden Jewels from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection," July 3, 2004–January 9, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Korea," January 14, 2005–October 29, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds and Flowers," November 1, 2006–April 21, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Buddhist Paintings from the Koryō Dynasty (918–1392)," May 8, 2007–October 22, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Maebyông," October 30, 2007–March 3, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Beauty and Learning: Korean Painted Screens," March 11, 2008–June 1, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of Korea," July 7, 2009–November 15, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Contemplations on the Moon Jar," November 16, 2009–April 25, 2010.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Korea," May 19, 2010–November 7, 2010.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Representation/Abstraction in Korean Art," November 23, 2010–March 20, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Patchwork Textiles Across Cultures," August 24, 2011–December 5, 2011.

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