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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
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
An earthenware dragon head with bulging eyes, a high nose, a closed mouth with protruding pointed teeth, and details painted in underglaze cobalt blue and white mineral pigment. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Dragon Head Roof Tile
1368 – 1644
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1973/2.24

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
7th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1986/1.168
This is a fragment of a circlular roof eave tile or <em>wa dang</em> <em>(瓦当)</em> earthenware, with an impressed cloud pattern.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
2nd century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
1979/2.7
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
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 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
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
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

Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Ogre tile from the roof of the Great South Gate (Namdaemon) of Seoul
1391 – 1401
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.259
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
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