GORYEO CELADON WARES: THE EMBODIMENT OF BUDDHIST TRANQUILLITY – TAASA Review December 2021
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Penny Bailey C eladons, or green-glazed ceramics, are widely considered by ceramics experts to have reached their zenith in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392).
As the mainstay of the dynasty’s ceramic industry, Goryeo celadons (cheongja meaning ‘greenwares’) were treasured by commoners and the aristocracy alike for their elegant stoneware forms and soft, velvety glazes.
The genre includes an impressive assortment of objects, from daily wares to ceremonial wares used in Buddhist and court rituals...