23 UMMA Objects
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This rectangular vase is decorated in one corber with a wheel or foral design carved into the clay. The opening edges of the vase are not straight, but asymmetrical. The natural ash glaze decorates the vase with varyig shades of gray.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Vase
1995 – 2005
Gift of Lori and David London
2010/1.204
This large jar is ovular in shape, with four lines carved across its horizontal axis periodically. The jar shape turns inward from the third line from the bottom. where the fourth line serves as the base of the neck of the jar opening. The natural ash glaze is not applied evenly, but looks as ip it dripped down the sides of the jar in some areas.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Large Jar
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.212
This cylindircal jar has a circular lid with a small handle. The natural ash glaze creates a mix of green, black, gray, and reddish hues.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Jar
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.214

June Otis
Shigaraki-style Flower Vase
TC2006.2.1
A rectangular shaped plate with eight circular patterns. The rim is slightly flared out to create the concave shape. The top surface is unglazed, scorched to an intense red. The bottom does not have foot. In the kiln, the thick clay slabs were stacked close together so that the floating ash landed on the edge of the plate facing the flame. The circular patterns are areas that were protected from the flame by cylinder clay spacers.
Takahashi Rakusai III (Japanese (culture or style))
Shigaraki ware plate
1955 – 1965
Museum Purchase
1963/2.76
A large storage jar with round shoulder and shorter neck. The body is rather unevenly potted, showing bumps in some parts. The surface texture is uneven with speckles of white particles. Dark green, natural ash glaze drips on one side of the jar from top of the neck to the lower middle of the body. The rim of the neck is partially chipped and cracked. It has no foot.
Shigaraki ware, Japan
Shigaraki ware storage jar
1567 – 1632
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1986/1.161
It has a flat base, globular body and straight neck with an everted rim. The color is dark grayish-blue.<br />
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This is a blue-gray, high-fired stoneware cup with a handle. The mouth of the cup is slightly splayed and has a narrow, rounded rim. The body is widest at its center where a semicircular handle is attached vertically. The inner and outer surfaces show faint traces of rotation and water smoothing. The base is wide and flat and has no foot.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 70]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Cup with small handle
400 – 599
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita
1987/1.310
This ovular box, although flat on the bottom, has a lid decorated with curved ridges and protrusions that arch across the surface. The entire exterior is speckled with tiny craters, breaking up the illusion of a perfectly smooth surface. The ash glaze decorates the lidded box with an earthy brown color. The glaz pools in the valleys of the lid and small craters throughout, creating areas of darker hue. The meeting of the lid and box body is not a straight line, but rugged.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Box with Lid
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.210
This incense burner is composed of two equal halves. It opens to be used for incense storage, and takes the shape of a ginko leaf. The glaze gives the piece a red color.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Incense Container in the Shape of a Ginko Leaf
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.216
Incense containter in the shape of a raccoon dog (tanuki). The animal is sitting upright, and the opening of the container is horizontal along a split at its belly button. The incense container is colored white, grayish blue, and reddish orange, with the last color mostly on the stomach of the figure.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Incense Container in the Shape of a Raccoon Dog
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.217
Flower shaped incesnse container consisting of two halves, which open horizontally, and fit together very precisely. Decorated with ash glaze, which gives the pottery a deep red color, deeper on the top and slightly lighter on rest of the container, with black as an accent color primarily on two sides of the container in a line going from the top of the piece to the bottom.  The top of the container is very dramatically textured is a symetrical series of ridges which create the petals and shape of the flower.
Kōyama Kiyoko
Incense Container in the Shape of a Flower
1995 – 2005
Gift of the artist
2010/1.220
It has deep cylindrical bowl supported by a little flared pedestal foot. Five raised band lines encircle the middle of the bowl. A single handle is attached to the body of the bowl. The foot is separated into two parts and has a lot of rectangular holes located in altering position. There is no design on the surface of the bowl and foot.<br />
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This is a grayish white, high-fired stoneware pedestal bowl which is colored greenish-brown in places due to the formation of natural glaze. The bowl flares widely at its top and has a round base. Its outer surface is surrounded by five horizontal ridges which are arranged in three sets: two at the top, one in the middle and two at the bottom. The pedestal spreads outwards in a straight line and is divided into two sections by a set of two raised bands in its center. The upper and lower sections of the pedestal each contain five square perforations that are alternately offset from one another. The base edge of the pedestal is round and does not protrude much.
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Pedestal Cup or bowl with handle, on cut-out pedestal foot
5th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.180
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