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On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
While aristocrats enjoyed the luminous green celadons produced by royal kilns, less elite Koreans continued to use unglazed stonewares. Unlike the unglazed vessels found in pre-Goryeo burials, which clearly belonged to centuries-old ritual traditions, Goryeo-period stonewares come in shapes more appropriate for everyday serving and food storage.
MEDIUM Stoneware
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES 12th–13th century
    DYNASTY Goreyo Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS H: 9 9/16 x W: 8 1/4 in. (24.3 x 21 cm) Diameter at mouth: 3/8 in. (1 cm) Diameter at base: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Sir George Sanson
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Ewer, 12th–13th century. Stoneware, H: 9 9/16 x W: 8 1/4 in. (24.3 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sir George Sanson, 40.722. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 40.722_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 40.722_PS11.jpg., 2017
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