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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1991.545
Title
Incense Burner in the Form of an Archaic Ritual Bronze "Chŏng" (Chinese, "Ding") Vessel and with "To-ch'ŏl" (Chinese, "Taotie") Decor
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
first half 12th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Korea
Period
Koryŏ dynasty, 918-1392
Culture
Korean
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/201627
Location
Level 3, Room 3620, University Study Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Molded celadon ware: light gray stoneware with celadon glaze over molded decoration. Reportedly recovered in Taegu-myŏn, South Chŏlla province, in 1964.
Technique
Celadon
Dimensions
H. 14.1 x Diam. 12.1 cm (5 9/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
Provenance
Gregory (1922-1988) and Maria C. Henderson (1923-2007), Medford, MA (by 1969-1988), inherited; by Maria C. Henderson, Medford, MA (1988-1991), partial gift and partial purchase; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1991.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of Maria C. Henderson and partial purchase through a fund established by Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane for the purchase of Asian art
Accession Year
1991
Object Number
1991.545
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Robert P. Griffing, Jr., The Art of the Korean Potter; Silla, Koryô, Yi, exh. cat., Asia Society Museum (New York, NY, 1968), p. 34, fig. 6

Gregory Henderson, Korean Ceramics: An Art's Variety, exh. cat., Ohio State University, Divisions of Art Gallery (Columbus, Ohio, 1969), p. 37, no. 57

Edward B. Adams, Korea's Pottery Heritage, Volume II, Seoul International Publishing House (Seoul, Korea, 1989), p. 27, pl. 11; p. 114, no. 11

Exhibition History

Earthly Delights: 6,000 Years of Asian Ceramics, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2022 - 08/14/2022

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