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백자 청화 수복 글자 장식 대접 조선
白磁靑畫壽福文大楪 朝鮮
Bowl decorated with auspicious characters

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Porcelain with cobalt-blue design
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.251
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.

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