Moon Jar, Porcelain, Korea

백자 달항아리 조선
白磁壺 朝鮮
Moon Jar

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
second half of the 18th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); Diam. 13 in. (33 cm); Diam. of rim 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); Diam. of foot 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1979.413.1
Not on view
A distinctive type of porcelain from the late Joseon period, the moon jar (Korean: dalhangari)—so called because of its evocative form—was usually made by joining two hemispherical halves. The peach hue of the glaze, unintentionally acquired during firing, adds to the charm of this jar.
#8506. Moon Jar
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New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Korea," August 23, 2003–June 28, 2004.

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New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds and Flowers," November 1, 2006–April 21, 2007.

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New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of Korea," July 7, 2009–November 15, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Contemplations on the Moon Jar," November 16, 2009–April 25, 2010.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Plain Beauty: White Porcelain of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910)," June 19, 2010–September 26, 2010.

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