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Small Storage Jar


Artwork Details

Small Storage Jar
6th - 7th century
stoneware with incised decoration
6 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (15.4 x 9.8 x 9.8 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 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 surface of the body is adorned with a wave design and encircled with two thin incised lines. The base is flat.

This is a dark gray, bottle-shaped, high-fired stoneware vessel. Its short neck briefly slopes inwards and smoothly connects to a mouth that curves outwards. The rim is slightly rounded. The body is widest at its middle, which is surrounded by two thin incised lines with a wave design in between. The base is flat, without a foot, but has raised edges.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 76]

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