Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, first half of 13th century
Medium
Stoneware with white and black inlays under celadon glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 3.5 x 7.9 cm (1 3/8 x 3 1/8 in)
Geography
Korea, Jeolla-do province, Gangjin or Buan county, Gangjin or Buan kilns
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.25a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Container
Type

Box

Keywords
black inlay, chrysanthemum, flower, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), green glaze, Korea, stoneware, white inlay
Provenance

To 1909Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1909 [1]From 1909 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1909 [2]From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]Notes:[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1914, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.[2] See note 1.[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Label

Boxes like this were part of a wealthy woman's personal possessions and often were buried with her. They are excavated from tombs of the nobility together with ceramic hair-oil bottles and bronze mirrors, needle cases, and hairpins.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum