Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, 13th century
Unglazed stoneware with natural ash glaze
H x W x D: 43.8 x 20.8 x 20.8 cm (17 1/4 x 8 3/16 x 8 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Corliss and Randolph Harris
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Goryeo period (918 - 1392), Korea, stoneware, unglazed, WWII-era provenance

To 1980Corliss L. and Randolph L. Harris, Washington, DC, to 1980 [1]From 1980Freer Gallery of Art, given by Corliss L. and Randolph L. Harris in 1980Notes:[1] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office. Also, original folder sheet note indicates name of source and location at date of acquisition (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Corliss and Randolph Harris


During the Goryeo dynasty, unglazed gray stoneware vessels were made as utilitarian counterparts to more costly celadon-glazed ceramics.  This elongated gourd shape, favored for wine bottles and also made in celadon versions, has a hole in its waist to facilitate pouring.

Published References

Edward B. Adams. Korea's Pottery Heritage. 2 vols., Seoul, 1986-1990. cat. 124.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 10.6, p. 163.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
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