29 janvier 2017

Small jar and cover decorated with chrysanthemums, cranes, and clouds, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), late 13th century

Small jar and cover decorated with chrysanthemums, cranes, and clouds, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), late 13th century. Stoneware with gold and inlaid design under celadon glaze. H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Sadajiro Yamanaka, 1911, 11.8.4. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

29 janvier 2017

Oil bottle decorated with peonies and chrysanthemums, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 13th century

Oil bottle decorated with peonies and chrysanthemums, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 13th century. Stoneware with copper-red and inlaid design under celadon glaze. H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Diam. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Sadajiro Yamanaka, 1911, 11.8.3. © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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.
02 janvier 2017

Incense burner, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)

Incense burner, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392). Bronze. H. 13 3/4 in. (35 cm). L.2016.43.8a–d. Photograph courtesy the National Museum of Korea Burning incense was an essential part of Buddhist rituals. Most surviving Goryeo-period censers take the shape of a deep bowl on a fluted base; this vessel also has three legs and an ornate top. Metalworking—including bronze casting, as in this piece—was a highly sophisticated art during this period. Given the long-established centrality of Buddhism on the Korean peninsula by this time,... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2017

Bowl decorated with peonies, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 13th century

Bowl decorated with peonies, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 13th century. Stoneware with inlaid and reverse-inlaid design under celadon glaze. H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm), L.2016.43.7a, b. Photograph courtesy the National Museum of Korea While the five peonies, each in a roundel, are inlaid in white and black, the surrounding scrolling pattern is achieved through the reverse-inlaid method: the background, rather than the design itself, is carved out and filled with slip. This combined technique creates a dramatic effect unique to... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2016

Maebyeong with chrysanthemum decoration, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 13th century

Maebyeong with chrysanthemum decoration, Korea, Goryeo dynasty (918–1392), 13th century. Stoneware with iron-brown and white-slip decoration of chrysanthemums under celadon glaze. H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); Diam. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm). Gift of Samuel T. Peters, 1915; 15.29.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Maebyeong, a Korean transliteration of the Chinese term meiping (plum bottle), refers to a shape like this vessel’s, with rounded shoulders and curved contours as well as a distinctive... [Lire la suite]