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Large oblong, rectangular wooden bowl with rounded ends.<br />
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These large bowls (<em>hamji</em>) were made by carving out large, single pieces of wood. Notches or handles have been carved out on two opposite sides of the outer walls, making them easy to carry. Round hamji bowls were sometimes carved on a turning lathe, but those with notches could be made by carving out single lengths of wood with an adz. These bowls were used in towns and the countryside alike. Affluent households would possess sets of large, medium-sized, and small bowls with notches piled up together. When grinding mung beans, beans, or red beans, such bowls are placed below a grindstone supported by a tripod.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 274]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Wooden Bowl
1850 – 1950
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family
2009/2.29
An abstract print of six red rectangluar shapes
Josef Albers (American (North American))
I-S Va 2 (Six Variants)
1969
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson
2011/1.117
Two tall, rectangular intersecting planes, one black and one white, create the appearance of a tall, minimal structure. Vertical lines of black and white add to the structure, which at its base projects slightly into a rough square shape that seems to delineate a kind of ground or base. The space around the structure is ochre.
László Moholy-Nagy (American (North American))
Construction (Konstruktion)
1923
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
1957/1.30
This multi-colored, high saturation color, abstract image floats on a black background. 
Felix Ruvolo
Evocation
1952
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser in memory of Roger H. Bennett
1954/1.145

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Large Box with Cover and Metal Fittings
1615 – 1867
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.170
On a long horizontal white piece of paper are two rectangles, grey on the left and black on the right. In each shape are outlines of geometric shapes and planes of grey crisscrossing them. 
Josef Albers (American (North American))
Articulation: Formulation
1972
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1983/1.336.50
On a long white horizontal piece of paper there is a purple rectangle on the right side with rectangles embedded in it in shades of grey.
Josef Albers (American (North American))
Articulation: Formulation
1972
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1983/1.336.52
On a long horizontal white piece of paper, four vertical rectangles sit in shades of dark yellow, dark blue and dark green. Within each is the same pattern of columns of regularly spaced horizontal lines creating a pattern.
Josef Albers (American (North American))
Articulation: Formulation
1972
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1983/1.336.7
A white jadeite snuff bottle that is rectangular, is on a footing, and has circular neck with a gold rim and ends with a pink stopper.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Jadeite snuff bottle
1780 – 1880
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
1980/2.6
This work shows a geometric, abstract composition comprised of overlapping rectangles in various shades of orange and brown, with a large, bright orange rectangle in the center and a brown border.
Josef Albers (American (North American))
Variant MM
1968
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson
2015/2.10

Lyman Kipp
No. 1--1959
1959
Museum Purchase
1960/2.3
A print of 4 intersecting rectangular shapes in black and grey. There are slight repeated vertical lines visible on each block.<br /><br />
EC 2017
Richard Stankiewicz
Untitled, from "The New York Collection for Stockholm: 30 Artists"
1973
Gift of Mr. Robert Rauschenberg
1976/2.130
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