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Bottle
13th century

Goryeo period

Unglazed stoneware with natural ash glaze
H: 43.8 W: 20.8 D: 20.8 cm
Korea

Gift of Corliss and Randolph Harris F1980.207a-c

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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.