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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Segmented Maebyông Bottle with Decoration of Flowering and Fruiting Branches
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Maebyông
Work Type
mid 12th century
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Koryŏ dynasty, 918-1392
Physical Descriptions
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.)
Hervey E. Wetzel (1988-1918), Boston, MA (by 1919), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1919.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Hervey E. Wetzel
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Lorraine d'Oremieulx Warner, Korai Celadon in America, Eastern Art, College Art Association of America (Philadelphia, 1930), vol. II, p. 40, pl. XXII, fig. 7

Robert P. Griffing, Jr., The Art of the Korean Potter; Silla, Koryô, Yi, exh. cat., Asia Society Museum (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

32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/03/2015 - 12/01/2016

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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