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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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Korea," May 19, 2010–November 7, 2010.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Representation/Abstraction in Korean Art," November 23, 2010–March 20, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Patchwork Textiles Across Cultures," August 24, 2011–December 5, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Flora and Fauna in Korean Art," June 15, 2013–June 1, 2014.

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