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Maebyong Jar
17th century - 18th century

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Creator Name: artist unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Korean
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Maebyong Jar
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1600
Creation End Date: 1799
Creation Date: 17th century - 18th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Porcelain
Materials and Techniques: Porcelain with celadon glaze
Dimensions: H.15 x Dia.11-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 99.5
Credit Line: The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund and The Ellen and Fred Wells Fund

From the founding of the Choson dynasty at the end of the 14th century, Korean potters produced finely crafted, undecorated white wares which reflected the austere tastes associated with Confucianism, the official ideology of the Choson rulers. By the 18th century, however, imperfectly formed and casually glazed vessels, such as this maebyong, were being produced for use by all levels of Korean society. The pleasing informality and naturalness of such objects were admired by Japanese tea masters who collected Korean ceramics in great number.

Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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