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Bowl with carved lotus pattern


Artwork Details

Bowl with carved lotus pattern
12th century
Stoneware with olive brown crackled celadon glaze
3 1/8 x 6 13/16 x 6 13/16 in. (7.8 x 17.2 x 17.2 cm)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Ceramic color is usually depended on the quantities of iron in the clay and glaze and the way of fire. Brown color was seen in the 11th century at the early age of Goryeo celadon.

Physical Description:

This type of bowl was extensively produced throughout the 12th century. The outer wall is decorated with incised and raised deisgn of a two-tiered lotus petal. The glaze was oxidized, producing yellow-green color, but the application of glaze to the entire foot and the use of quartzite spurs indicate that this was produced as a high-quality item.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.103]

It has a wall gently curving from the mouth toward the bottom before angeling in sharply close to the foot. There is a lotus petal on exterior. The color is brown.

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