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Bowl with spreading, sloping sides


Artwork Details

Bowl with spreading, sloping sides
13th century - 14th century
stoneware with celadon glaze
1 15/16 x 5 9/16 x 5 9/16 in. (4.8 x 14 x 14 cm)
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

This shape of bowl has usually been used for a tea bowl. Tea bowl has features of naturalness, briefness and simplicity.

Physical Description:

This is an undecorated bowl with diagonally flaring out sides. On the outer base and rim of the foot remain traces of refractory spur marks. The bowl was oxidized in the kiln, producing a green-brown hue, while the interior contains large bubbles. The color of its glaze is similar to that of other vessels excavated from sedimentary layers of refuse pile at celadon kilns in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.101]

It has an outwardly flared rim and steep side. A yellow brownish glaze is applied. The clay contains some impurities and the foot is relatively high. There is four spur-marks on the interior.

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