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Segmented Maebyông Bottle with Decoration of Flowering and Fruiting Branches

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Segmented Maebyông Bottle with Decoration of Flowering and Fruiting Branches, mid 12th century
Alternate Title: Maebyông
Vessel
Korean
,
12th century
Koryô dynasty, 918-1392
Creation Place: Korea
Incised celadon ware: light gray stoneware with celadon glaze over incised decoration
H. 21.3 x Diam. 14.2 cm (8 3/8 x 5 9/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Hervey E. Wetzel
, 1919.205
Provenance
Ex-Collection: Hervey E. Wetzel (1888-1918), Boston, Massachusetts
Provenance: Purchased from an antiquities dealer in Seoul in 1916 by Hervey E. Wetzel during a trip to East Asia.
Bibliography
Robert P. Griffing, Jr., The Art of the Korean Potter; Silla, Koryô, Yi, exh. cat., Asia Society (New York, NY, 1968), p. 81, no. 44; p. 122, no. 44

Edward B. Adams, Korea's Pottery Heritage, Volume II, Seoul International Publishing House (Seoul, Korea, 1989), p. 100, pl. 116; p. 114, no. 116

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 66-67

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 41

Exhibition History
Art of the Korean Potter, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 10/01/1968 - 11/15/1968
Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/03/1995 - 06/09/1996
Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, and Bamboo: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 07/06/2002 - 01/05/2003
Forging the New: East Asian Painting in the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2005 - 10/16/2005
Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008