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Bottle

Type
Bottle
Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, 13th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware with natural ash glaze
Dimension(s)
43.8 x 20.8 x 20.8 cm
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Corliss and Randolph Harris
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1980.207a-c
Label
During the Goryeo dynasty, unglazed gray stoneware vessels were made as utilitarian counterparts to more costly celadon-glazed ceramics. This elongated gourd shape, favored for wine bottles and also made in celadon versions, has a hole in its waist to facilitate pouring.

To 1980
Corliss L. and Randolph L. Harris, Washington, D.C., to 1980 [1]

From 1980
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Corliss L. and Randolph L. Harris in 1980

Notes:

[1] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office. Also, original folder sheet note indicates name of source and location at date of acquisition (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).

On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
Goryeo period (918 - 1392), Korea, stoneware, unglazed
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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