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Buncheong bowl with incised and stamped patterns inlaid with white slip

Korean

Artwork Details

Buncheong bowl with incised and stamped patterns inlaid with white slip
15th century
Korean
stoneware with white slip
2 1/2 x 7 5/16 x 7 5/16 in. (6.3 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Millard H. Pryor
1969/1.99

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

It would be made in 14-15th century. The glaze was degraded possibly caused by erosion underwater. Many such vessels were discovered underwater in west coast of Korea. (Priof visiting scholar's opinion)

Physical Description:

It has a relatively wide mouth for its height and slightly surving sides. The glaze was degraded. It was incised with arabesque design and inlaid with white slip.
 

This is an inlaid buncheong bowl which is thought to have been excavated from a pit grave of early Joseon period. The inner base is inlaid with two concentric circles encircled by a yeoui-head band, and the inner wall is decorated with baoxianghua scrolls. In the middle of the outer wall is inlaid with three to four horizontal lines. The glaze was peeled off in parts, exposing the clay body, and there are traces of glaze running.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.145]

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