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Artist/maker unknown, Korean

Made in Korea, Asia

15th century

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

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

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 337, Asian Art, third floor

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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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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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