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Cup with tiny handle


Artwork Details

Cup with tiny handle
5th century - 6th century
stoneware with gray glaze
2 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (6.5 x 6.2 x 6.2 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

This types of cup was commonly excavated from the tombs of Gaya or Silla the three kingdom period.

Physical Description:

It has narrow flat base, globular body and straight neck. The color is dark grayish-blue.

This is a dark gray, low-fired earthenware cup with a handle. The body is widest at its center, to which a semicircular handle is attached vertically. The entire body retains traces of rotation and water smoothing, while the lower part of the outer surface also retains traces of paring by rotating. The base is flat and has no foot.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 69]

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