Pilgrim Flask with Four LugsChoson
Late 19th century
Stoneware with brown iron underglaze
9 1/2 in. x 8 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. (24.13 cm x 22.23 cm x 9.53 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 76.46
Geography: Asia, North Korea or South Korea
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bottles
Collection: Helen B. Chapin '15 Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- Asian - 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.
- Korean - Culture and style of peoples from the East Asian peninsula of Korea.
- pilgrim bottles - Flattened, gourd-shaped bottles with one or two pairs of lugs at each side through which might be passed a strap whereby they could be slung over the shoulder.
- stoneware - 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.
- Yi - 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.
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