Dragon Jar

Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Made in Korea, Asia

17th century

Porcelain with underglaze iron oxide decoration

13 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches (34 x 32.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 237, Asian Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Purchased with the Hollis Family Foundation Fund in honor of Colonel Stephen McCormick, 2002

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The potter achieved the globular shape of this vessel by luting the top and the bottom pieces together once they were made separately on the wheel. Jars with lively dragon decorations in iron oxide pigment, as seen on this example, were especially favored in Korea during the seventeenth century.

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