Wine cup with ear handles

Period: Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

Date: 15th century

Culture: Korea

Medium: Porcelain

Dimensions: H. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); Diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1917

Accession Number: 17.175.1

Description

The cup here, used in Confucian ancestral rites, may have been placed atop a flat-rimmed porcelain dish, such as 2004.124. Both objects, produced at the court kilns (Bunwon), demonstrate the neo-Confucian elite’s taste for unadorned white porcelain during the Joseon period.

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