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Maebyong Jar: Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
From the founding of the Choson dynasty at the end of the 14th century, Korean potters produced finely crafted, undecorated white wares which reflected the austere tastes associated with Confucianism, the official ideology of the Choson rulers. By the 18th century, however, imperfectly formed and casually glazed vessels, such as this maebyong, were being produced for use by all levels of Korean society. The pleasing informality and naturalness of such objects were admired by Japanese tea masters who collected Korean ceramics in great number.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Added to Site: November 21, 2009