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Small-mouthed storage jar with impressed cord design


Artwork Details

Small-mouthed storage jar with impressed cord design
6th century
stoneware with impressed cord mark design
6 9/16 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (16.6 x 11.3 x 11.3 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

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Subject Matter:

The grayish-blue stoneware is one of the earthenware of the Iron ages. Its clay is similar to that of the reddish brown earthenware. But Its hardness is harder. The design is usually cross stripes or check. It was almost excavated in the Iron age’s shell mounds of the southern coast of the Korea.

Physical Description:

This grayish-blue stoneware jar has a globular body and short, a little flared neck. The entire surface of the body is adorned with vertical line and encircled with thin incised lines. The base is flat.

This is a gray, bottle-shaped, high-fired vessel. It is covered entirely with parallel diagonal striations, and these have been erased in some parts by rubbing the surface from right to left. The neck, connected to the top of the body where it suddenly grows much narrower, flares widely toward the rim, which has a grooved edge. The body is widest at its middle, around which two thin horizontal lines are incised. The lower part of the outer surface has been pared during rotation. The base of the vessel is flat and has a recessed center.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 75]


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