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Unformatted text preview: Besides being used exclusively for aesthetic appreciation or as tableware, these ceramics were often “…gifts to facilitate important private negotiations (9).” Furthermore, many people documented their purchases, in terms of uniqueness and value, in order to show off their discoveries. Louise Cort’s article has made strong points regarding the productivity and purchases of ceramic in the Momoyama period. These points of strengthened by the author’s effective organizational skills. By dividing the article into categories, the author clearly illustrated the nature of such demands. Questions: 1.) What features make certain ceramic a lot more valuable than others? 2.) Were ceramics often used as ritualistic items in Buddhist temples? 3.) Do the patterns and pictures on the ceramics symbolize anything particular?...
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- Fall '08
- Ceramic art, Louise Cort