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Rice Cake Mold

Korean

Artwork Details

Rice Cake Mold
19th century
Korean
porcelain
1 11/16 x 3 5/16 x 3 5/16 in. (4.2 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.290

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Description

Physical Description:

Rice cake stamps are used to impress designs upon rice cakes. They are generally made of wood or ceramic. Ceramic rice cake stamps normally come in the form of round stamps and consist of a patterned surface and a handle. Patterns, carved or raised, on the stamp vary from geometric lines to auspicious designs that wish for prosperity and longevity. Their small size makes them highly portable, while their simple yet contemporary designs have mad them popular among collectors. The University of Michigan Museum of Art collection includes nine white porcelain rice cake stamps. Some are gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Hasenkamp, and others are gifts from Ok Ja Chang and the Chang family.

This rice cake stamp features a geometric line design in relief. There are sand spur marks on the foot. The handle is perforated to allow the attachment of string for hanging up the mold. 
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.202]

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