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백자 청화 매화 대나무 무늬 팔각 항아리 조선
白磁靑畫 梅竹文八角壺 朝鮮
Faceted jar decorated with plum blossoms and bamboo

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
end of the 18th–early 19th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Porcelain with cobalt-blue design
Dimensions:
H. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm); Diam. of rim 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); Diam. of foot 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Moon Art Foundation Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.123
Not on view
Exemplary of late Joseon blue-and-white porcelain produced at the court kilns (Bunwon), this faceted jar features delicately painted plum blossoms on one side and bamboo on the other—motifs associated with winter and summer respectively that also (with the chrysanthemum and orchid) symbolize the virtuous Confucian scholar.
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. "Art of Korea," July 7, 2009–November 15, 2009.

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. "Korean Art," June 8, 2012–November 11, 2012.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Flora and Fauna in Korean Art," June 15, 2013–June 1, 2014.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the Met," February 7, 2015–March 27, 2016.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Expressions of Nature in Korean Art," April 2, 2016–September 18, 2017.

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