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Ceremonial Stand with Snake, Abstract, and Openwork Decoration

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Ceremonial Stand with Snake, Abstract, and Openwork Decoration, Kaya or Silla kingdom, 5th century
Stand
Korean
,
5th century
Three Kingdoms period, traditionally 57 BC-668 AD
Creation Place: Korea
Kaya/Chinju-type ware: gray stoneware with combed, stamped, appliqué, and openwork decoration and with traces of natural kiln glaze. Reportedly from Andong, North Kyôngsang province.
H. 58.7 x Diam. 37.4 cm (23 1/8 x 14 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of Maria C. Henderson and partial purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art
, 1991.501
Provenance
Ex-coll: Gregory (1922-1988) and Maria C. Henderson, Medford, Massachusetts
Bibliography
Robert P. Griffing, Jr., The Art of the Korean Potter; Silla, Koryô, Yi, exh. cat., Asia Society (New York, NY, 1968), cat. no. 005, pl. III, p. 22

Gregory Henderson, Korean Ceramics: An Art's Variety, exh. cat., Ohio State University, Divisions of Art Gallery (Columbus, Ohio, 1969), p. 23, no. 13 (detail)

Robert D. Mowry, First Under Heaven: The Henderson Collection of Korean Ceramics, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992), n.p., front cover

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 64-65

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 2000), p. 16

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2001-2002, (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 13

Marilyn Stokstad and Robert D. Mowry, Art History, Pearson Prentice Hall (Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2008), p. 367, fig. 10-26

Exhibition History
Korean Art Collections in the United States, National Museum of Korea, Seoul, 06/04/2012 - 08/05/2012