- Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
- Works composed primarily of beautiful, elegant letters or flourishes that are typically created by hand with a pen, either in unjoined characters or in cursive writing. May also refer to similar works created by computer or another means.
- Historical Korean stoneware style that emerged soon after the establishment of the Choson dynasty in 1392. Buncheong, also transliterated as Punch’ong, evolved from the celadon tradition it replaced, using the same raw materials and essentially the same decorative vocabulary while favoring a coarser, less processed technique and a relatively bold and dynamic style. Gray bodied ceramics are coated with a white slip, and covered in a green, semi-translucent glaze. Buncheong ware is noted for its innovative surface decoration, which includes inlaying, stamping, incising, and sgraffiti. It was replaced in popularity by white porcelain, disappearing by the end of the sixteenth century; but has enjoyed a revival in modern times.
- A type of pottery midway between earthenware and porcelain being made of clay and a fusible stone. It is fired to a point where partial vitrification renders it impervious to liquids, but, unlike porcelain, it is very seldom more than faintly translucent. The vitrification makes it unnecessary to add a glaze, but for reasons of utility and appearance decorative glazes are sometimes used, such as salt glaze and lead glaze.
- Period and culture of the Korean dynasty that ruled the Korean peninsula from 1392 to 1910, founded by Yi Sŏng-gye, posthumously known as King T’aejo (reiged 1392-1398). It is characterized by the establishment of Neo-Confucianism as the official ideology, encouragement of a modest and practical lifestyle, and abandonment of patronage for more extravagant art.
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College
, 9/24/2010 - 5/28/2011