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Cup with handle

Korean

Artwork Details

Cup with handle
4th–5th century
Korean
stoneware
3 1/8 x 3 5/16 x 3 5/16 in. (7.94 x 8.41 x 8.41 cm)
Gift and partial purchase from Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp, purchase with funds from Elder and Mrs Sang-Yong Nam
2021/1.140

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Single-handled cups were made in Silla in a wide variety of shapes, with both plain and twisted handles. To our eyes, they look like modern coffee mugs, but their actual function is unknown.
Maribeth Graybill, The Enduring Art of the Korean Potter, December 12, 2004-November 6, 2005

Subject Matter:

Dark gray cup with handle

Physical Description:

Dark gray high-fired handled cup. Rim is splayed due to strong rotation and water smoothing. Two incised horizontal lines have created a ridge belwo the rim, an effect that is repeated on the upper part of the body of the cup. The loop-shaped handle was attached by piercing the side, causing slight warping.

This is a dark gray, high-fired handled cup. The rim of the cup is slightly splayed due to strong rotation and water smoothing. Two incised horizontal lines have created a ridge below the rim; this effect is repeated on the upper part of the body. The loop-shaped handle was attached to the body by piercing its side, as a result of which the rim is slightly warped. The base is flat and wide but slightly indented around its edges.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 68]

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