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Flower-shaped Celadon Cup & Stand

unknownGoryeo, 12nd century

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

The cup and stand are Banjan (liquor cup with prop) made of celadon; they used to be made of gold and silver during the Goryeo dynasty. These are in the form of a flower. The patterns made on the surface portray fish in a pond; the prop in the middle and the cup itself depict a lotus flower. Thus, the entire set symbolizes a pond. This one is presumed to have been made in a kiln in Sadang-ri Daegu-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do.

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  • Title: Flower-shaped Celadon Cup & Stand
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: Goryeo, 12nd century
  • Provenance: Gyeonggi Provincial Museum
  • Type: Celadon

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