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Turtle-shaped Bottle


Artwork Details

Turtle-shaped Bottle
6th - 7th century
stoneware, unglazed
4 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 2 3/16 in. (10.6 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm)
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Styled like other "tiger pots" from the 5-6th century Baekje, three Kingdoms Period.

Physical Description:

It is a urinal earthware. There is a everted mouth on the round body. It is unglazed.

This is a gray, turtle-shaped, low-fired earthenware bottle. The neck is attached to one end of the body, rising outwards before flaring out once again. Its rim is round. The inner surface of the neck and the lower part of the body show signs of rotation and water smoothing. The bottom of the bottle is rounded.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 77]

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