청자 상감 금채 국화 무늬 작은 항아리 고려 靑磁象嵌金彩菊花文小壺 高麗 Small jar and cover decorated with chrysanthemums, cranes, and clouds
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
late 13th century
Stoneware with gold and inlaid design under celadon glaze
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Gift of Sadajiro Yamanaka, 1911
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
This jar is a rare example of Goryeo celadon with gold decoration (several specks remain). This type became prevalent in Korea from the late thirteenth to the early fourteenth century, reflecting the tastes of the Mongols who ruled China during the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). The cranes-and-clouds design is entirely Korean.