Celadon Bowl with Incised Parrot and Crane Design

  • Culture / Period

    Goryeo Dynasty

  • Materials

    Ceramics - Celadon

  • Dimensions

    H. 7.5cm, (mouth) D. 16.6cm

  • Accession Number

    Deoksu 164


As an auspicious pattern signifying harmony, a parrot design was widely adopted from the earliest days of celadon production. The pattern commonly features a pair of parrots, but this bowl contains three such birds. The parrots seem to be holding each other’s tails in their beaks and are arranged in a counterclockwise direction. They were painted with sharp yet apparently rapid brush strokes.

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