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백자 청화 용 무늬 항아리 조선
白磁靑畫龍文壺 朝鮮
Dragon jar

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
second half of the 18th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue painting
Dimensions:
H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); Diam. 13 in. (33 cm); Diam. of rim 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Diam. of base 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, 2009 Benefit Fund, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.368
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
Porcelain jars painted with cobalt-blue dragons were popular from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century. Many were used as flower vases in official court ceremonies. The two four-clawed dragons chasing flaming jewels on this piece embody the dynamic strength of the auspicious beast, and their faces are rendered with a touch of humor.
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