Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Porcelain with underglaze iron-brown decoration of dragons
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm); Diam. of rim 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Purchase, Moon Art Foundation and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Gifts, 2006
The dragons circling this bulbous jar are represented only by their sinuous, scaly bodies. Such abstraction, along with the speed of the brush, imbues the piece with great vigor and a "modern" aesthetic.
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