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Cup with small handle

Korean

Artwork Details

Cup with small handle
5th–6th century
Korean
stoneware with natural ash glaze
3 5/16 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. (8.4 x 9.1 x 9.1 cm)
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita
1987/1.310

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

this dark grayish-blue stoneware cup is of a type commonly excavated from the tombs of Three kingdoms period(Gaya period) 5th century.

Physical Description:

It has a flat base, globular body and straight neck with an everted rim. The color is dark grayish-blue.

This is a blue-gray, high-fired stoneware cup with a handle. The mouth of the cup is slightly splayed and has a narrow, rounded rim. The body is widest at its center where a semicircular handle is attached vertically. The inner and outer surfaces show faint traces of rotation and water smoothing. The base is wide and flat and has no foot.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 70]

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