Artist/maker unknown, Korean
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“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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