Jar decorated with dragons, Porcelain with underglaze iron-brown painting, Korea

백자 철화 용 무늬 항아리 조선
白磁鐵畫龍文壺 朝鮮
Jar decorated with dragons

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Porcelain with underglaze iron-brown painting
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm); Diam. of rim 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Moon Art Foundation and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Gifts, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.254
Not on view
The dragons circling this bulbous jar are represented only by sinuous, scaly bodies. This abstraction, along with the speed of the brush, imbues the piece with vigor and a modern aesthetic.
[ Christie's, New York , Korean Art Including the Robert Moore Collection, March 28, 2006, lot 493 to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds and Flowers," November 1, 2006–April 21, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Buddhist Paintings from the Koryō Dynasty (918–1392)," May 8, 2007–October 22, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Maebyông," October 30, 2007–March 3, 2008.

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.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Korea," May 19, 2010–November 7, 2010.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Representation/Abstraction in Korean Art," November 23, 2010–March 20, 2011.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of Korea: Buddhism and Buddhist Art," December 9, 2011–June 3, 2012.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Korean Art," June 8, 2012–November 11, 2012.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Flora and Fauna in Korean Art," June 15, 2013–June 1, 2014.

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.