Vase (Maebyeong) (Translation)
토기매병 고려시대 (Primary Title)
土器梅瓶 高麗時代 (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

13th century
Overall: 13 3/4 × 6 1/2 in. (34.93 × 16.51 cm)
The term maebyeong is derived from the vase's function for the use of holding plum flowers, examples of which are exhibited in early paintings. The distinctive features of a maebyeong include high broad shoulders that taper toward a narrow base, presumably to be covered by celadon glaze. The unfinished surface of this vessel suggests that it might have been a product for common people's daily use or a funeral vessel recovered from a tomb.
Goryeo dynasty (918–1392)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tormey
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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