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Jar with incised design of lotus sprays

Type
Jar
Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, second half of 12th century
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimension(s)
H x W: 27.7 x 18.1 cm (10 7/8 x 7 1/8 in)
Geography
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.288a-b
Label
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.

To 1917
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York, New York in 1917 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 2547, Freer Galley of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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.

Former owner
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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