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Cup and Cup Stand

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
In the thirteenth century, Goryeo-sponsored potters developed a distinctive method for decorating celadon ceramics. Ceramic decorators were able to “draw” in black and white on the pot surface by cutting shallow incisions in the light gray clay of the vessel and then filling the incisions with white or black clay. After polishing, the decorations remained flush with the surface of the vessel as if they had been painted on. The whole piece was then covered with celadon glaze and fired. The new technique was likely inspired by deluxe metalwork of the period, in which bronze and other alloys were inlaid with silver and gold.
MEDIUM Porcelaneous stoneware with celadon glaze, inlaid glaze decoration
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES last half 12th century
    DYNASTY Goryeo Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS Cup: Height: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm) Diameter at mouth: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm) Diameter at base: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) Stand: Height: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm) Diameter at mouth: 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm) Diameter at base: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Cup and Cup Stand, last half 12th century. Porcelaneous stoneware with celadon glaze, inlaid glaze decoration, Cup:. Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 17.26a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 17.26a-b_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 17.26a-b_PS11.jpg., 2017
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