백자 청화 수복 글자 장식 대접 조선 白磁靑畫壽福文大楪 朝鮮 Bowl decorated with auspicious characters
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Porcelain with cobalt-blue design
H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Diam. of rim 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Diam. of base 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2013
Not on view
This large porcelain bowl with a broad, flat rim prominently features the Chinese characters for good fortune (福; Korean: bok) and longevity (壽; Korean: su). Written words, often arranged in repeating and geometric patterns, communicated a direct and powerful message of auspicious aspirations.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Still Life in Korean Art," June 7, 2014–February 1, 2015.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Expressions of Nature in Korean Art," April 2, 2016–September 18, 2017.