Gourd-shaped ewer decorated with waterfowl and reeds


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233

The decoration of ducks and geese amid reeds, expertly and sensitively rendered, demonstrates an appreciation for pictorial realism. Goryeo celadon features both naturalistic and more abstract designs. Examples such as this ceramic vessel provide a glimpse of what secular painting from the Goryeo dynasty might have looked like, given that so few actual painted images survive.

Gourd-shaped ewer decorated with waterfowl and reeds, Stoneware with carved and incised design under celadon glaze, Korea

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.

side 1 of 2