Koryo period, late 11th-early 12th century
Stoneware with glaze
H. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm), D. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); 1979.192

Artist Comments

Joel Shapiro
I have often thought that a great vessel with all of its implications of figuration and function could be the perfect sculpture. The fully expanded form, the delicate surface, the aperture (access)-so sensual, sexual, and erotic-so abstract and really about everyday function and how it can be beautiful.