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Moon jar
Place of Origin: Korea
Date: 1650-1750
Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
Materials: Porcelain with transparent glaze
Dimensions: H. 18 in x Diam. 18 in, H. 45.7 cm x Diam. 45.7 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Korean Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B60P110+
On Display: Yes
Location: Gallery 23

Description

Label: This type of globular porcelain jar, known as a moon jar (dal hang-ari), was loved by Korean people in part because its white color suggested Confucian virtues of purity, honesty, and modesty. Although porcelain wares were produced concurrently with celadons during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), not until the Joseon dynasty did they come into prominence. From about 1600 on, porcelain came to dominate the field of Korean ceramics because the preference for the color white dominated Korean aesthetics throughout the Joseon dynasty.

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Exhibition History: "Korean Art Collections in the United States", National Museum of Korea, June 4-August 5, 2012
Label: This type of globular porcelain jar, known as a moon jar (dal hang-ari), was loved by Korean people in part because its white color suggested Confucian virtues of purity, honesty, and modesty. Although porcelain wares were produced concurrently with celadons during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), not until the Joseon dynasty did they come into prominence. From about 1600 on, porcelain came to dominate the field of Korean ceramics because the preference for the color white dominated Korean aesthetics throughout the Joseon dynasty.
Exhibition History: "Korean Art Collections in the United States", National Museum of Korea, June 4-August 5, 2012