Ceremonial Stand With Snake, Abstract, And Openwork Decoration
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1991.501
Title
Ceremonial Stand with Snake, Abstract, and Openwork Decoration
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
stand
Date
5th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Three Kingdoms period, Silla or Kaya
Culture
Korean
Physical Descriptions
Medium
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.
Dimensions
H. 58.7 x Diam. 37.4 cm (23 1/8 x 14 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Ex-coll: Gregory (1922-1988) and Maria C. Henderson, Medford, Massachusetts
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
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
Accession Year
1991
Object Number
1991.501
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

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

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

Dorinda Neave, Lara Blanchard, and Marika Sardar, Asian Art, Pearson Education, Inc. (Boston, MA, 2015), p. 248, ill. 11-7

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

Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted