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Covered Brass Bowl with Incised Circles


Artwork Details

Covered Brass Bowl with Incised Circles
early 20th century
4 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (12 x 13 x 13 cm);1 9/16 x 5 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. (3.9 x 12.8 x 12.8 cm);3 11/16 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (9.3 x 13 x 13 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

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Physical Description:

These are jubal, a type of bowl used for serving steamed rice and often also called a sabal. The upper surfaces of the lids of these bowls are decorated with incised lines. Their bases are flat, without feet. The shapes of bowls follow regional characteristics. In northern provinces, rims curve inwards, and bowls are relatively short. In southern provinces, the walls stand almost straight, while bowls themselves are relatively tall.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 249]

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