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Large cup with handle


Artwork Details

Large cup with handle
5th century
3 9/16 x 3 13/16 x 3 13/16 in. (8.9 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

This kind of sup has been found only in tombs in Gaya or Old silla, Three Kingdoms period.

Physical Description:

This cup is divided three parts into mouth, midsection and lower part of the body. The mouth is slightly everted. A handle is attached starting below the second band and ending close to the bottom. There is a line between each part. The color is green and the surface is not trimmed well.

This is an extremely robust, high-fired earthenware cup with handle, gray-black on its upper part and red-brown on its lower part. Its mouth is slightly flared, and its rim has a sharp edge. A deep horizontal line is incised to form wide raised bands that mark the intersection of the mouth and body of the cup. The body is widest at its center. A loopshaped handle is attached vertically to the body; its upper end penetrates the side of the cup, while its lower end is attached by pressing it against the wall. The base of the cup is flat, and the lower part of the outer surface retains traces of paring while rotating.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.69]

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