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Covered Cosmetic Jar


Artwork Details

Covered Cosmetic Jar
late 12th century - early 13th century
stoneware with inlaid slip designs under celadon glaze
4 9/16 x 5 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. (11.5 x 12.8 x 12.8 cm);1 3/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (3 x 6 x 6 cm);3 11/16 x 5 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. (9.3 x 12.8 x 12.8 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:

The lid of this jar is carved with lotus petal design, crowned with the knob shaped as a lotus bud. Three refractory spurs are stuck to the inside of the lid. The shoulder of the jar is decorated with a descending willow design inlaid with white slip. The entire foot and outer base are glazed, but it is poorly fused and rough with impurities stuck to it. The lid retains a celadon color, but the jar itself is a light gray hue overall.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.134]

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