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Covered bowl on cut-out pedestal foot


Artwork Details

Covered bowl on cut-out pedestal foot
5th century
6 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 7/16 in. (16.3 x 11.2 x 11.2 cm);2 3/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 7/16 in. (6 x 11.2 x 11.2 cm);4 1/16 x 3 13/16 x 3 13/16 in. (10.3 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Millard H. Pryor

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Mounted bowl was made in prehistoric times of Korean, China and Japan. It is presumed to be used for personal vessel or ritual vessel. The leg was holed to decorate the bowl or lessen the weight of the bowl. This kind of bowl was found in Silla and Gaya Dynasty. After Silla, the leg become shorter.

Physical Description:

The cover has a button-shaped knob at the top and is mostly plain. The mounted bowl has a outward-turned rim. This type of mounted bowl may be deated to sometime in the early 5th century.

This is a blue-gray, high-fired stoneware lidded stem cup. The shape of the lid is similar to that of the Korean letter ‘ㅏ’ and is crowned with a ring-shaped knob. The cup’s flange slopes inwards and has a sharp edge, while the gallery that supports the lid protrudes slightly. The trumpet-shaped pedestal is perforated in four places by rectangular openings and has a slightly thick bottom edge.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 61]

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