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Taejop: C.49-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery




Pottery: Unknown




Bowl with lotus petals. Stoneware, thrown, carved and celadon-glazed. The shallow bowl (taejop) has rounded sides; its footring slants slightly inward. The outside is carved with sharply outlined lotus petals in low relief, the inside is plain except for a single incised line. The glaze is of jade-green colour, evenly applied and with a subtle gloss. The base shows three quartzite spur-marks.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Place(s) associated

  • Kangjin-gun ⪼ South Cholla province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-04-30) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


12th Century
Koryo Dynasty
Circa 1100 - 1150


This piece was probably made at Sadang-ri, Kangjin.

Components of the work

Glaze composed of celadon glaze
Bowl composed of stoneware Height 5.6 cm
Rim Diameter 17.6 cm
Foot Diameter 6.6 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.49-1984
Primary reference Number: 16096
Old object number: 30
Box number: 30
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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