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Buncheong ware saucer with character “Tae (太)” (large)


Artwork Details

Buncheong ware saucer with character “Tae (太)” (large)
16th century
stoneware coated with white slip and painted iron design
1 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (4 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

On Display

Not currently on display


Physical Description:

Many buncheong dishes of this kind were produced in Chungcheongnam-do and Jeollanam-do. Chinese “太” (“tae;” highest; greatest) is incised on the inner wall. This dish is thickly coated with white slip on its inner and outer surfaces. The dish was produced from coarse, colored clay containing large amounts of sand, and it is poorly sintered, resulting in the loss of slip in many areas.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.157]

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