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목이 긴 병
長頸壺
Long-Necked Bottle

Artist:
Lee In-chin (Korean, born 1957)
Date:
2008
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
White-bodied stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 15 in (38.1 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Diam. of rim: 1 in. (2.5 cm); Diam. of base: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
William R. Appleby Fund, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.296
Rights and Reproduction:
© Lee In-chin
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
The Korean potter Lee In-chin made this exquisite ceramic vessel in July 2008 during a month-long stay at Alfred University, New York, which is renowned for its ceramics school. Using local clay, glaze, and a wood-burning kiln, the artist created thoroughly modern interpretations of a traditional Korean art form: long-necked celadon bottles from the Goryeo period (918–1392). Lee, who was previously best known for his works inspired by Japanese Bizen ware, has come to exemplify a phenomenon both contemporary and as old as time: the border-crossing hybrid.
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