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Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, 13th century
Unglazed stoneware with natural ash glaze
H x W x D: 43.8 x 20.8 x 20.8 cm (17 1/4 x 8 3/16 x 8 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Corliss and Randolph Harris
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
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


[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).

Former owner
Corliss and Randolph Harris
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Goryeo period (918 - 1392), Korea, stoneware, unglazed, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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