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It is a fragment of roof-end tile with apsara design in relief.<br />
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This fragment of a red-brown, high-fired concave eave-end roof tile features a <em>bicheon</em> or <em>apsaras</em>&nbsp;(a celestial being of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology) design. It is made from fine clay, resulting in a smooth surface and robust appearance. The left part of the tile is no longer present; only the heavenly cloth and cloud design remain. The narrow upper and lower rims of this tile are bordered with rows of dots, while the left and right edges have no rim. Clear traces of trimming and smoothing with water are visible on the edges and back of the tile.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.36]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Ceramic roof tile with fragment of apsara, cloud designs
676 – 935
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
1979/2.3
This stoneware vessel consists of a bowl and lid. The curved hemispheric lid has a ring-shaped knob in the center and is decorated with stamped design irregularly. The high and hemispheric bowl stands on the low foot with a flat base. This part is also decorated with densely and evenly stamped design.<br />
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This is a dark gray, high-fired stoneware lidded bowl. The lid is crowned with a button-shaped knob. A group of ill-defined stamped motifs and two rows of stamped chrysanthemums encircle the knob and decorate the lid. Two thinly incised lines run around the top of the bowl, right below the rim. Below these lines, a vertically aligned continuous horseshoe pattern decorates the outer surface of the bowl. The mouth of the bowl is upright, and the grooved edge of the rim slopes inwards. The widest part of the bowl is located towards the upper part of the body. The foot of the bowl is short and round. There are traces of three thinly incised lines drawn on the bottom of the bowl to attach the foot.
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Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Cinerary Urn or Reliquary with stamped circle designs
8th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.205A&B
This curved tile has small circles lining the edge of the two long, curved edges, and two shorter straight edges without special border decoration. The face of the tile is decorated with vegetal arabesque motif.<br />
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This gray-white, low-fired earthenware concave eave-end roof tile features a scroll design. Although each motif on the front decorative surface of the tile is different, the scroll design demonstrates some degree of left-right symmetry. Traces of a parallel pattern made by a paddle four centimeters wide are visible on the flat surface of the tile. Traces of trimming and smoothing with water are also visible on the sides and joints.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 40]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Untitled
676 – 935
On loan from the YooGeum Museum, Seoul, Korea
LTL2009.7.11
This stoneware vessel consists of a bowl and lid. The curved hemispheric lid has a ring-shaped knob in the center and is decorated a lot of dot line design. The hemispheric bowl stands on the low foot with a flat base. This part is also decorated with stamped design.<br />
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This is a dark gray, high-fired stoneware lidded bowl decorated with a stamped design. A ring-shaped knob at the top of the lid is surrounded by vertically aligned dotted designs radiating outwards. The bowl rim is rounded, while two narrowly incised lines surround its widest part, located just below the lip of the rim where the lid rests. Below these lines, the body is stamped with a continuous, vertically aligned, horseshoe pattern. The short and broad horseshoe motif conveys a sense of stability.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 78]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Cinerary Urn or Reliquary with stamped "fish scale" designs
600 – 799
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.204A&B
Stoneware jar with natural ash glaze and bell-shaped lid. Along the widest horizontal stretch of the base is an incised circle-and-dot design. A variation on this pattern also loops around the lid, topped by a line marking a ring along the surface of the lid, and incised lines extending outward from a button-shaped knob.<br />
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This is a dark gray, high-fired stoneware lidded bowl with a stamped design. The lid features a button-shaped knob at its center. Thinly incised lines encircle the upper part of the lid, dividing its surface into two segments. The inner segment is decorated with a triangular line design, whereas the outer segment is decorated with a design consisting of semicircles with dots inside, which border the inner segment. Sets of two thinly incised horizontal lines run around the section of the bowl immediately below the rim and the lower middle part of the body. A double semicircular design decorates the segment between these two sets of lines. The foot is short and thick and has a fo
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Cinerary urn with triangular circle-and-dot design
7th century
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1973/2.36A&B
The decoration of this tile-end consists of lotus medallion with eight petals in the center surrounded by eight heart-shaped bosanghwa(Buddhist floral pattern) just inside the rim. The rim is decorated with a chain of beads.<br />
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This yellowish gray, high-fired earthenware convex eaveend roof tile features an eight-petal lotus floral medallion design. It is made from fine clay and robust in appearance. The tile features a central two-tier, eight-petal lotus design, surrounded by a palmette (or bosanghwa ) design, consisting of eight heart-shaped petals, in low relief.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 40]</p>
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Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.202
This lotus medallion designed on this round tile-end consists of thirteen petals. The outer rim is decorated with eighteen round dents. The inner ring of the seedpod contains a big central seed surrounded by seven peripheral seeds. The outer rim is embellished with a bead pattern.<br />
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This gray-white, low-fired earthenware tile features a single-tier, thirteen-petal lotus design and is made from fine clay. The large lotus seed at the center of the ovary is surrounded by seven slightly smaller seeds. Evidence of repair using gray clay is visible on the reverse side of the tile.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.37]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.199
This circular, dark gray color tile is characterized by a central circle that contains a creature with a human head and the body of a large bird with multiple wings and two arms. Two of the wings and both arms are outstretched and the right arm is holding a string-beaded object. The border of the central circle is decorated with a series of small diamond shapes.&nbsp;Surrounding this central circle are twelve coupled petals (twenty-four in total) stemming from it. Outside of this is the tile border, a raised band which&nbsp;surrounds the circumference of the tile and contains an inner and outer raised border and numerous small circles raised in low relief in between the borders. A portion of the tile, which includes approximately 5 petals and adjacent tile border is broken off and missing.<br />
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This dark gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile is made from fine clay. Depicted in the center of the tile, in low relief, is a Gareungbinga or Kalavinka (Skt. Kalavinka) with two arms spread
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof-end tile with kalavinka design
676 – 935
On loan from the YooGeum Museum, Seoul, Korea
LTL2009.7.8
Stoneware bottle with a squat body, cylindrical neck, flared rim and natural ash glaze. A band stretches along the base of the neck demarcated by two outside lines, and a stamped row of stylized flowers centered in between them. Below the band the body of the bottle dramatically begins to curve outward. Along the body are a series of vertical comb-punched radiating lines.<br />
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This is a dark gray, high-fired stoneware bottle decorated with a stamped design. The shape of the body is spheroidal, while its mouth is wide. A set of raised bands surrounds the center of the neck, while the area below is decorated with a row of stamped semicircular motifs. The upper part of the body is surrounded by rows of vertical dotted lines which have subsequently been erased from parts of the lower body by paring during rotation. The foot is low and slightly splayed.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 82]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Bottle with Stamped Flower and Bead Designs
600 – 799
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.194
Stoneware jar with natural ash glaze, squat body and lid. Along the widest horizontal stretch is a design of incised concentric circles, with another row above consisting of circles comprised of a pattern of impressions marking the edge of each circle. The convex curve of the lid also contains a row of incised concentric circles, before sloping into a concave valley, and rising up again to a small plateau. It is on this landing that a cintamani style knob rests.<br />
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This is a dark blue-gray, high-fired stoneware lidded bowl with a stamped design. The lid features a pearl-shaped knob at its center and gently slopes down from its flat upper part. A row of double circles encircles upper part of the lid, with the circles in irregular positions. The bowl is widest in its upper part, while its flange slopes steeply inwards. Two thinly incised horizontal lines encircle the upper part of the body. Above these is a row of circles made of engraved dots, while between them is a row of double circles encirclin
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Cinerary urn with concentric circles design
600 – 799
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1973/2.34A&B
Earthenware roof tile-end with molded floral pattern.<br />
The floral medallion on this tile-end consists of bosanghwa(Buddhist floral pattern) motifs which has four heart-shaped petals. The rim is decorated with a chain of beads.<br />
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This dark gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile is decorated with a palmette motif consisting of four petals of a flower in full bloom. Also referred to as the bosanghwa (寶相華, Ch. baoxianghua , a mythical flower often used as a Buddhist decorative motif ), this motif is arranged around a central ovary. Traces of trimming and smoothing with water are visible on the sides of the tile. Traces of clay used to attach this tile to a flat tile can also be seen on the joints.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 39]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile-End with Floral Medallion Design
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.200
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