Korean Ceramics: From Archaeology to Art History

The ceramics in this installation not only highlight the technological and artistic developments that occurred over two millennia on the Korean Peninsula but also demonstrate the complex position ceramic research occupies between the fields of archaeology and art history. Ceramics have anthropological and archaeological significance, serving as physical evidence of past human activity. They are also of art historical interest, aesthetically appreciated for their glazes, delicate forms, and intricate decorative techniques.

Installation arranged by Sol Jung, PhD Student, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University.

This installation complements the spring 2014 Tang Center for East Asian Art Lecture Series. Three lectures on Korean art will be given by Professor Song-mi Yi, Professor Emerita of Art History, The Academy of Korean Studies. For more information see: http://www.princeton.edu/tang/lectures/tcls/.

  • 44125
    Korean, Three Kingdoms (Silla) period, 57 B.C.–A.D. 668
    Cut-stem bowl, 5th–6th century
  • 18727
    Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392
    Maebyong vessel, 12th–13th century
  • 51634
    Korean, Joseon dynasty, 1392–1910
    Bowl, 15th century
  • 29423
    Korean, Joseon dynasty, 1392–1910
    Jar, 18th century
  • 28854
    Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392
    Vase, 10th–14th century
  • 30186
    Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392
    Oil bottle, 12th century
  • 30482
    Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392
    Cup and stand, 12th century
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  • 36434
    Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392
    Maebyong vessel, 12th–late 14th century
  • 51631
    Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392
    Bowl with floral sprays, 12th–13th century
  • 58880
    Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392
    Melon ewer with lotus-flower design, 12th century