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청자 상감 구름 학 무늬 매병 고려
靑磁象嵌雲鶴文梅甁 高麗
Maebyeong decorated with cranes and clouds

Period:
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Date:
late 13th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with inlaid design under celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); Diam. of base 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.119.11
Not on view
This quintessentially Korean maebyeong (plum bottle), with its voluptuous form and an eye-catching design of large cranes and clouds, was produced at the famous celadon kiln site at Buan Yucheon-ri in North Jeolla Province. The gold repair on the mouth indicates that the bottle was once a treasured piece in a Japanese collection.
#8502. Maebyeong
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