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Korean maebyong vase with foliage design

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An image of Maebyong vase with foliage design. Unknown pottery, South Cholla province, Haenam-gun, Chinsan-ri kilns. The maebyong-shaped vase has a short neck with a (replaced) cup-shaped mouth, its sides gently tapering from the rounded shoulder to the slightly spread base, with a low curved footring. The whole vessel is covered with iron-oxide onto which three foliage motifs have been painted in white slip. The slip has in places been thickly applied, almost giving the impression of a relief design. A glossy pale green celadon glaze with a fine crackle has been thinly applied on top. The glaze has pooled towards the base, which is mainly unglazed and has fired a reddish colour; the footring shows traces of fire-clay spurs. Stoneware, thrown, washed with iron-oxide, painted in white slip and celadon-glazed, height 26.5 cm, diameter, rim, 5.3 cm, diameter, foot, 8.5 cm, circa 1050-1150. Koryo Dynasty. Production Note: This type of maebyong was used as a wine vessel, and was made in the kilns at Chinsan-ri, Haenam-gun, South Cholla province, in the second half of the eleventh or first half of the twelfth century.

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Maebyong vase with foliage design. Unknown pottery, South Cholla province, Haenam-gun, Chinsan-ri kilns. The maebyong-shaped vase has a short neck with a (replaced) cup-shaped mouth, its sides gently tapering from the rounded shoulder to the slightly spread base, with a low curved footring. The whole vessel is covered with iron-oxide onto which three foliage motifs have been painted in white slip. The slip has in places been thickly applied, almost giving the impression of a relief design. A glossy pale green celadon glaze with a fine crackle has been thinly applied on top. The glaze has pooled towards the base, which is mainly unglazed and has fired a reddish colour; the footring shows traces of fire-clay spurs. Stoneware, thrown, washed with iron-oxide, painted in white slip and celadon-glazed, height 26.5 cm, diameter, rim, 5.3 cm, diameter, foot, 8.5 cm, circa 1050-1150. Koryo Dynasty. Production Note: This type of maebyong was used as a wine vessel, and was made in the kilns at Chinsan-ri, Haenam-gun, South Cholla province, in the second half of the eleventh or first half of the twelfth century.

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  • Accession Number: C.430-1984
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 695 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 170.20kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2013:04:22 23:05:07

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