국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
White Porcelain Jar
  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Ceramics - White Porcelain

  • Category

    Food - Tableware - Storage Carriage - Jar

  • Dimensions

    H. 41.0cm

  • Designation

    Treasure 1437

  • Accession Number

    Jeopsu 702

This item is a type of vessel known as a moon jar, or dal hangari in Korean, after its spherical form. Overall, this example is not perfectly symmetrical due to minor distortion during firing. The round mouth is slightly larger than the base. A transparent glaze has been applied, and long, thin cracks are formed on the glazed surface. It is generally regarded as a handsome artifact that embodies the beauty of Joseon white porcelain through its gracefully rounded milk-white surface