청자 상감 구름 학 국화 무늬 피리 고려 靑磁象嵌雲鶴菊花文笛 高麗 Vertical flute decorated with chrysanthemums, cranes, and clouds
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
early 13th century
Stoneware with inlaid design under celadon glaze
L. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm)
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2008
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
An extremely rare celadon flute, this piece was probably custom-made and intended primarily as a decorative object rather than a functional instrument. The flying cranes, mushroom-shaped clouds, and miniature chrysanthemum blossoms inlaid along its body appear frequently on Goryeo celadon.