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Two-handled bowl with cover


Artwork Details

Two-handled bowl with cover
5th century - 6th century
stoneware with incised decoration
6 7/16 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (16.3 x 16.7 x 16.7 cm);3 1/8 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (7.8 x 16.7 x 16.7 cm);3 11/16 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (9.3 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam


Subject Matter:

covered urn (not a same set), slightly convex bottom, deformed three register of wavy line on both, old silla, same period, 5-6th century married set
(visiting Korean curators from Ehwa University, notes by Min Li 7/07)

Physical Description:

It has a flat base and straight body. The body is divided with incised lines and each section is embellished with a simple wave design. A pair of D-shaped handles is attached to the body. Its lid features a hemispheric body surmounted by a button-shaped knob.

This is a set consisting of a dark gray, high-fired stoneware bowl and its lid. The lid is crowned with a button-shaped knob at its center, which is encircled by two thinly incised lines drawn by a multitooth comb. These lines divide the lid’s surface into inner and outer sections, to both of which wave designs have been applied. On each side of the bowl, a long, narrow, band-shaped handle is attached vertically and symmetrically. The base of the bowl is flat, while the part where the base and body of the bowl meet is rounded. The bowl gradually flares upwards. Three broad raised bands surround three parts of the body. A wave design is rendered between each band. Faint traces of paddled patterns are visible on parts of the base.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 74]


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