East Asian Art
Dragon JarMade in Korea, Asia
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), 17th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Porcelain with underglaze iron oxide decoration
2002-196-1Purchased with the Hollis Family Foundation Fund in honor of Colonel Stephen McCormick, 2002
LabelThe 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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