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Storage Jar on cut-out pedestal foot


Artwork Details

Storage Jar on cut-out pedestal foot
6th century - 7th century
7 1/2 x 5 7/16 x 5 7/16 in. (19 x 13.8 x 13.8 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:

Long-necked jars, often with a pierced stand, were used for ceremonies and placed in the tomb with the dead. Burial chamber were filled with such pieces, which were meant to serve the dead in the afterlife. A great deal of our understanding about the material culture of Silla comes from such burial goods.

Physical Description:

The gray jar with a little long neck has a foot with rectangular perforations and is potted with fine silt-based clay. The relatively thin mouth is slightly everted. Three deep incisions encircle the midsection of the neck. The globular body is decorated with two incised line encircled the body. The foot whose bottom is rolled outward is a little high and wide.

This is a dark gray, long-necked, high-fired stoneware jar with a pedestal. It has a diagonally splayed neck that is encircled with two raised bands formed by narrowly incised lines. The rim has a rounded edge. The shape of the body is spheroidal, while a raised band marks the boundary between the neck and body. The body, which is widest at its center, is engraved with two shallow horizontal lines that create a wide raised band. The short pedestal and the vessel body are joined smoothly. The pedestal features four square perforations and spreads out horizontally near the bottom edge.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 53]

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