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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

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Date:
early 13th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with inlaid design under celadon glaze
Dimensions:
L. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.71
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.
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