Epitaph Tablet for Yi Munseong (1503-1575), from a Set of 7
On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
Porcelain with underglaze
9 7/16 × 7 7/8 in. (24 × 20 cm)
Carroll Family Collection
Epitaph plaque with 12 lines of script on the "recto."
Epitaph plaques serve as memorials for the individuals with whom they were buried. They typically recount the career and ancestry of the subject, and were occasionally disinterred and replaced with updated versions. Most epitaph plaques were written in underglaze cobalt blue. This set is unusual because it is writen in underglaze iron red.
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