Dal-hang-a-ri 달항아리 (Moon Jar)
- Dal-hang-a-ri 달항아리 (Moon Jar)
White porcelain full moon jar with pale blue glaze. Painted signature and impressed potter's monogram.
- Made in: Korea
- Height: 58.7 centimetres
- Diameter: 58 centimetres (widest point)
‘Moon jars’ were made in the 17th to 18th century for storing food or displaying flowers. During the Choson dynasty (1392-1910) white was a popular colour representing the Confucian ideals of frugality and purity.
Moon jars have long been admired for their colour and simple, asymmetrical beauty. The contemporary ceramic artist, Park Young-sook, has achieved to recapture this aesthetic and the technical accomplishment after 20 years of practice.
20/09/07-22/10/07 BM, G3, 'The Korean Moon Jar'
2012 18 Apr – 17 Jul, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, ‘Treasures of the World’s Cultures’
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Object reference number: RRC36073
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