Maebyeong with Carved Rose Mallow Spray Design

AnonymusGoryeo 12th century - Goryeo 12th century

Ewha Womans University Museum

Ewha Womans University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

These bottles were first made in Tang dynasty China, and spread to Korea and Japan. In Korea, they were produced in large quantities from the Goryeo dynasty. They have round and broad shoulders tapering downward. Designs were applied using elaborate, diverse methods such as intaglio, relief, and inlay. These bottles are known to have been used for containing liquor, tea, and flowers; transporting liquid; or performing rituals. Most maebyeong bottles were made with a lid, and were used while propped against wooden furniture or a stand.


  • Title: Maebyeong with Carved Rose Mallow Spray Design
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Goryeo 12th century - Goryeo 12th century
  • Physical Dimensions: h32.5 cm
  • Provenance: Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Type: Ceramic
  • External Link: Ewha Womans University Museum

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