H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Diam. 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm); Diam. of foot 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2009
Not on view
This six-lobed bowl, shaped to look like a flower, exemplifies the elegant purity of early twelfth-century Goryeo celadon. Its clean, minimalist form is unmarked by surface decoration, save for an incised ring around the interior rim of the bowl. The thinly potted body, gray-green glaze, and three small spur marks on the base (evidence that the vessels were stacked during firing) are all characteristic of celadon from this period.