As early as the seventh century, the practice of drinking tea and wine became an important part of elite culture in Korea. Elites of the Goryeo period commissioned a variety of types of utensils and vessels including this large bowl paired with a shallow saucer, to make their drinking experience more exciting.

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  • Title: Bowl
  • Date Created: 1100s
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter of mouth: 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.); Overall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1918.455.a
  • Medium: pottery
  • Original Title: 청자 음각 연꽃·모란무늬 사발 (靑磁陰刻蓮花牧丹文托碗)
  • Fun Fact: The crackle pattern that appears all over this bowl was caused by a thermal expansion mismatch between the body and the glaze.
  • Department: Korean Art
  • Culture: Korea, Goryeo period (918-1392)
  • Credit Line: Gift of John L. Severance
  • Collection: Korean Art
  • Accession Number: 1918.455.a

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