Jar with incised design of lotus sprays
- Historical period(s)
- Goryeo period, second half of 12th century
- Stoneware with celadon glaze
- 27.7 x 18.1 cm
- Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- Incised sprays of lotus blossoms, emblems of Buddhism, adorn this covered jar. After the birth of a royal child, such a jar was used in burying the placenta to ensure the infant's well-being. The popular lotus-spray motif appears on vessels of various types.
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1917 
From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1917 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 2547, Freer Galley of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Previous Owners
- Yamanaka and Co.
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum