Collection Area: Korean Art
Bowl, compressed ovoidal; bold foot. Gold lacquer repairs. Clay: hard, grayish. Glaze: reddish-tan splashed with slate gray. Decoration: cream-white hakeme, blistered and broken. Under the thickly brushed slip is a full array of stamped and combed decoration, which would have been more visible had more of the slip been brushed off.
Buddha and eight disciples. The Buddha is seated on a lotus throne aloft, in the attitude of teaching. His throne rests upon an alter decorated in lotus motive, and before this and at his sides are eight Bodhisattvas, the “Beings of Enlightenment”, depicted in beauty and brilliantly garbed. Each, like the Buddha himself, has a …
Bottle, ovoidal; bold foot; deposits of kiln slag (fired on sand). Clay: dense, sonant. Porcelain. Glaze: lustrous gray; brown crackle and variable brownish discoloration; pitted and fissured.