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Six-Lobed Bowl

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Date:
early 12th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Diam. 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm); Diam. of foot 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.417
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.
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