21 janvier 2017

Full Moon Jar, Korea, early 17th Century

Full Moon Jar, Korea, early 17th Century. Porcelain with glaze, 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. diam ( 36.8 x 36.8 cm). Founders Society Purchase, G. Albert Lyon Fund and L.A. Young Fund, with additional funds from Mrs. George Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Endicott, 1984.2. Photo © 2017, Detroit Institute of Arts
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21 janvier 2017

Stationery Box, Korea, early 17th Century

Stationery Box, Korea, early 17th Century. Lacquer on wood with mother-of-pearl inlay, 5 1/8 x 17 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. (13.0 x 43.5 x 29.8 cm). Founders Society Purchase, donation from an anonymous donor, 82.33.A. Photo © 2017, Detroit Institute of Arts
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15 janvier 2017

Covered Box, Korean, 12th–13th century, Koryo dynasty (918–1392)

Covered Box, Korean, 12th–13th century, Koryo dynasty (918–1392). Stoneware with slip and celadon glaze. H. 3.2 x Diam. 8.6 cm (1 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.). Gift of Peter and Kathleen Wick, 1993.31.1a-b. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
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09 janvier 2017

Brush holder with lotus decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), mid-19th century

  Brush holder with lotus decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), mid-19th century. Porcelain with openwork design. H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm). Hewitt Fund, 1911, 11.142.1 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Scholarly men of the Joseon dynasty collected and used tasteful accessories, such as this piece and the water droppers, for writing or painting. The lotus is an emblem of the Confucian scholar aptly used here to ornament an object for his study.
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09 janvier 2017

Cup and stand decorated with lotus seeds and petals, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), first half of the 12th century

Cup and stand decorated with lotus seeds and petals, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), first half of the 12th century. toneware with incised design under celadon glaze. Overall: H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm). Rogers Fund, 1916, 16.143.2a, b © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lotus seeds and petals are carved on and around the raised center of this stand. When the cup is placed atop it, only the petals are visible.
06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with figures in a landscape, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

Mirror decorated with figures in a landscape, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392). Bronze. Diam. 7 in. (17.8 cm), Fletcher Fund, 1925, 25.219.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with phoenixes and flowers, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), first half of the 12th century

Mirror decorated with phoenixes and flowers, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), first half of the 12th century. Bronze. Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm), Rogers Fund, 1922, 22.141.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
06 janvier 2017

Mirror decorated with dragons, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 11th–12th century

Mirror decorated with dragons, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 11th–12th century. Bronze. Diam. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm), Rogers Fund, 1911, 11.48.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
04 janvier 2017

Jar with tiger decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 19th century

  Jar with tiger decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 19th century. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue design. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); Diam. of base: 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm). National Museum of Korea, L.2016.43.10a, b. Photograph courtesy the National Museum of Korea Tigers appear frequently in nineteenth-century Korean art, including ceramics, lacquer, and painting. Although symbolic of strength and fierceness, the animal is often rendered with a humorous, expressive face, as on this blue-and-white jar. Here, a... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

Jar with grape decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 18th century

  Jar with grape decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), 18th century.Porcelain with underglaze copper-red design. H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); Diam. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm), National Museum of Korea, L.2016.43.9a, b. Photograph courtesy the National Museum of Korea. The deep red of the grapes and leaves on this rotund jar results from oxidized copper, which was difficult to manipulate. In Joseon Korea, the limited production of porcelain with underglaze copper-red decoration was concentrated in the eighteenth century. ... [Lire la suite]
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