East Asian Art
Vase (Maebyeong)Made in Korea, Asia
Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), 12th century
Artist/maker unknown, Korean
Porcellaneous stoneware with incised decoration under celadon glaze
1974-133-1Purchased with the Fiske Kimball Fund and the Marie Kimball Fund, 1974
LabelOne of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s most treasured pieces, this vase is a supreme example of the understated elegance of celadon-glazed stoneware made during the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392). The skillfully incised designs include flowering lotus, mallow, herons, scrolled leaves, and magical fungi of eternity.
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