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Deep bowl with flat bottom and everted, flat rolled rim


Artwork Details

Deep bowl with flat bottom and everted, flat rolled rim
4th–5th century
earthenware with impressed cord marks
5 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (12.9 x 13.2 x 13.2 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


Subject Matter:

high quality, iron age, pre Three Kingdoms, 1st century BC to 3rd century AD
Weihai Museum in Shandong peninsula, China, has similar piece
(visiting Korean curators from Ehwa University, notes by Min Li 7/07)

Physical Description:

It has a outward-turned rim. The side of the body is almost straight. The bottem is flat. There is a comb pattern on the body surface.

This is a reddish yellow, deep-bowl-shaped, low-fired earthenware vessel. Such vessels were generally used for boiling but this example contains no trace of use and is therefore likely to have come from a tomb. The vessel does not have a neck, the mouth is everted, and the flat edge of the rim features a groove. The vessel body is widest towards the upper-middle section, and the flat base is rounded where it joins the vessel body. The inner and outer surfaces of the vessel body show clear traces of paddling, but it is unclear whether these are cord-paddled markings. The base retains traces of the potter’s wheel.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.45]

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