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Small Single-Handed Cup


Artwork Details

Small Single-Handed Cup
5th–6th century
2 11/16 x 3 x 3 in. (6.8 x 7.5 x 7.5 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:

This type of grayish-blue stoneware cup is commonly excavated from the tombs of Three kingdoms period (Gaya period) 5th century.

Physical Description:

It has a flat base, globular body and straight neck. There is no design on the surface of the body. The attached handle is a little small and thick.

This is a gray, high-fired stoneware cup with a handle. Its mouth is completely upright, and its rim has a sharp edge. The section immdiately below the mouth tapers inwards and is then connected to the round body. The body is widest at the center. The handle is attached to the lower-central part of the body; the upper end of the handle penetrates the side of the cup, while the lower end is joined by simply rubbing it against the cup’s surface. There are traces of rotation and water smoothing on the inner and outer surfaces of the mouth. Natural glaze is visible in the parts around the round base.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 68]


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