14 UMMA Objects
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Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
7th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1986/1.168
It is decorated with the seedpod of the lotus medallion. The pod contains seven seeds, one seed in the middle surrounded by six peripheral ones(1+6 seed pattern)<br />
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This high-fired convex eave-end roof tile with a lotus design has a dark gray surface and a gray core. It is made from clay mixed with numerous stone particles. The surface texture of the tile is extremely rough and its design crudely rendered.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 41]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof end tile with molded star-shaped lotus pattern
15th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.195
This lotus medallion design on this round tile-end consists of eight petals. The outer rim is decorated with eighteen round dents. The seedpod contains six peripheral seeds.<br />
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This gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile features a single-tier lotus design. It is made from fine clay mixed with a small amount of sand and is robust in appearance. The central ovary and petals of the lotus stand out in relief. The rim displays a &ldquo;pearl-dot&rdquo; (<em>yeonju</em> ) motif depicted in intaglio.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.36]
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
2004/1.197
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 is an example of a lotus medallion with a double layer of petal. Two rows of eight petals each are arranged around a double-ring seedpod. The outer ring of the seedpod has no design. The inner ring of the seedpod contains a central seed surrounded by six peripheral seeds (1+6 seed pattern). The outer rim is embellished with a bead pattern.<br />
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This gray-white, high-fired earthenware concave eave-end roof tile with an eight-petal lotus design was made from fine clay mixed with a small amount of sand. The reverse side shows signs of having been joined to a flat tile, while traces of trimming and smoothing with water are also visible. The round ovary is circumscribed by double lines and contains seven seeds: one in the center surrounded by six more.<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
2004/1.198
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
Blue glazed roof tile from the Temple of Heaven, Beijing. It has five rising vertical swirls and a thick base.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Blue glazed roof tile from the Temple of Heaven, Beijing
1650 – 1799
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
1979/2.5
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 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
Circular earthenware tile with molded lotus and bosangwha design.<br />
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This dark gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile is decorated with an eight-petal lotus floral medallion. It is made from coarse clay mixed with fine stone particles. The center of the tile is decorated with a double-petaled lotus flower surrounded by eight heart-shaped palmette petals (bosanghwa ) in low relief. Traces of clay used to attach this tile to a flat tile can also be seen on the joints of the reverse side.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 39]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile-End with Lotus and Bosanghwa Design
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.201
Earthenware roof tile-end with molded lotus design.<br />
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This gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile features a slender thirteenpetal lotus design. It is made from coarse clay mixed with small stone particles. The circular ovary and lotus seeds are depicted in shallow relief, while the lotus petals are slender and lack volume.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.36]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile-End with Lotus Design
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.196
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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