User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.


Start collecting


Found among the ruins of Manwoldae Palace, Songdo (present-day Kaesong, North Korea) by the land owner; sold by one of his descendants to a Korean official; 1885, sold in Seoul by the official to a US Navy officer [see note 1]; 1889, sold by the US officer to Edward Sylvester Morse (b. 1838 - d. 1925), Salem; 1892, sold by Morse to the MFA (Accession Date: March 1, 1892). Notes [1] Edward Sylvester Morse, Catalogue of the Morse Collection of Japanese Pottery. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1901. p. 29.

Credit Line

Morse Collection. Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Korean, Goryeo dynasty, early 13th century

Object Place



Height: 37.0 cm (14 9/16 in.), Diameter of Mouth: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.), Diameter of Foot: 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed stoneware with inlaid decoration




Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware