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On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
Many of the ceramic forms made during the Goryeo period likely existed in bronze as well, but metal was often melted down for reuse, so bronzes are far more rare. This type of vessel was most likely used for serving wine. The ceramic piece here is a very early example of Goryeo celadon: the glaze is still somewhat yellow brown, and the carved decoration is more clearly handwrought than later examples.
MEDIUM Porcelaneous stoneware with celadon glaze
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES late 11th century
    DYNASTY Goryeo Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS overall (Height): 5 9/16 x 9 5/16 in. (14.1 x 23.6 cm) Height: 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm) Diameter: 9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Jean Alexander
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Bottle, late 11th century. Porcelaneous stoneware with celadon glaze, overall (Height): 5 9/16 x 9 5/16 in. (14.1 x 23.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jean Alexander, 79.246.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 79.246.3_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 79.246.3_PS11.jpg., 2017
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