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Flask

Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Geography:
Made in Korea, Asia

Period:
Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)

Date:
15th century

Medium:
Porcellaneous stoneware with underglaze white slip and incised decoration (buncheong ware)

Dimensions:
8 1/2 x 6 inches (21.6 x 15.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1993-20-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Henry B. Keep Fund and with funds contributed by Mrs. Howard H. Lewis and the Honorable Hugh Scott, 1993

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Label:
The simplified depiction of peonies on this flask was created by quickly incising the pattern into the surface after it had been immersed in white slip that made it leather-hard. A specific stage during the drying of pottery, “leather-hard” means that the clay is still damp and yet dry enough to be incised without breaking.

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