East Asian Art
Dragon JarMade in Korea, Asia
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), 18th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration
1950-106-1Purchased with Museum funds, 1950
Label“Dragon jars,” named after their dragon decorations, were made for ceremonial use during the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). In Korea, dragons are believed to bring good fortune to those they favor; they also symbolize the authority of the ruler and the balance in nature.
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