국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Buncheong Bowl with White Slip-brushed Design
  • Exhibition Name

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Ceramics - Buncheong

  • Category

    Food - Tableware - Foods and Drinks - bowl

  • Dimensions

    H. 6.7cm, (mouth) D. 17.2cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 10377

  • Location

    Buncheong Ware and White Porcelain Gallery

Gwiyal refers to a decorative technique of applying white slip over the surface of a bowl using a brush called a gwiyal, which was made of pig or horsehair. Sometimes, this white slip-brushed design was used without any patterns to decorate the surface of pottery. This bowl shows brush marks applied roughly at a high speed both inside and outside. The contrast between the white slip and gray background creates a strong impression.