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Cup with small handle

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Cup with small handle


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
5th–6th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with natural ash glaze

3 5/16 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. (8.4 x 9.1 x 9.1 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita

Subject matter
this dark grayish-blue stoneware cup is of a type commonly excavated from the tombs of Three kingdoms period(Gaya period) 5th century.

Physical Description
It has a flat base, globular body and straight neck with an everted rim. The color is dark grayish-blue.

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.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 70]

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Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

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