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청자 양각 갈대물새 무늬 표주박 모양 주전자 고려
靑磁陽刻葦蘆水禽文瓢形注子 高麗
Gourd-shaped ewer decorated with waterfowl and reeds

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Date:
early 12th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with carved and incised design under celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); W. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.119.2
Not on view
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.
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