Bowl

Period: Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

Date: first half of the 16th century

Culture: Korea

Medium: Buncheong ware with white slip

Dimensions: H. 3 1/4 (8.2 cm); Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Oliver, 1983

Accession Number: 1983.557.2

Description

Tableware like this bowl, with a grayish coarse body partially (and sometimes wholly) covered in white slip, was made in regional kilns in the early Joseon period as an inexpensive alternative to white porcelain, which was produced at court kilns and favored by the royal family and elites.

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