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Celadon Prunus Vase with Inlaid Cloud, Crane, Peony, and Chrysanthemum Designs
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The surface of the handsome vase is embellished with an inlaid cloud, crane, chrysanthemum, and peony design, all popular motifs among Korean potters. Twenty-six medallions encircling chrysanthemums and peonies are alternately arranged into four layers against a background of cranes flying in the clouds. A lotus band surrounds the upper portion of the shoulder and a lotus band and frets surround the base. The patterns, skillfully rendered using the sangam inlaying technique, are stylized but still maintain the natural beauty of the individual motifs. The vase is covered with a relatively thick coat of lustrous, pale-green glaze. Air bubbles are trapped underneath the surface where the white-slip inlaying technique was used, and a wide crackle is also visible. The base is glazed and has clay and sand spur-marks. It is designated as Korean Treasure No. 558.

History of the Object
Though the mouth is somewhat large, the well-balanced form of this elegant prunus vase, or "maebyeong" in Korean, is representative of the refined taste of the Goryeo aristocrats for whom such pieces were produced.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
Celadon 
Measurements
H. 31.2cm, D. 7.0cm(mouth), 14.5cm(base) 
Creator name
Anonymous 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 13th century ~ AD 13th century 
Creation date
13th Century; Goryeo Period 
Function
prunus vase 
Acquisition
It is the official position of the Leeum Museum not to publish the provenance of its collection. 
Copyright
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art 
Museum
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art 
Credit line
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art 

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