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Stacking Bottle (with flattened sides)

Korean

Artwork Details

Stacking Bottle (with flattened sides)
918-1392
Korean
stoneware
8 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (21.9 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.208

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

Goryeo earthenware is mostly the shape of pot, jar or bottle. The decoration and design are very simple or sometimes not exist. Goryeo earthenware is the vessel used by the general people not by high level people. So this kind of vessel is emphasized the practical use rather than decorative feature or artistic value. Flatted bottle was produced by making a globular body first on the wheel, then flattening it on both sides.

Physical Description:

This dark grayish-blue earthenware vessel is from the Goryeo period. The neck flares out toward the top and the mouth spreads out to the side. The neck is encircled by a thick incised line. A lot of thin lines are encircled on the body. The body has gently sloping sides that flare out and then taper down toward the base and is slightly flatted. Flatted bottle was produced by making a globular body first on the wheel, then flattening it on both sides.

This is a dark gray, high-fired stoneware bottle. Its neck curves outwards and is connected to a rim with a round edge. The body is widest at its middle. The bottle is entirely covered in distinct traces of rotation and water smoothing.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 83]


 

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