Tall stand, Korea, Three Kingdoms period, Kaya, 5th century. Stoneware with incised, applied, and openwork decoration. 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, 1991.501.
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, Kaya, 42 BCE-562 CE
Culture
Korean
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/219626
Location
Level 3, Room 3620, University Study Gallery
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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 Kyŏngsang province.
Dimensions
H. 58.7 x Diam. 37.4 cm (23 1/8 x 14 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
1991.501
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), 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, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Ivan Gaskell, and William W. Robinson, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, ed. James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 64-65

Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997

James Cuno, ed., A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., 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

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

Exhibition History

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

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/07/2016 - 05/08/2016

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

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