Buncheong ware bowl with brushed 'hakame' designArtist(s)KoreanArtist NationalityKorean (culture or style)Object Creation Date16th centuryMedium & Supportstoneware with brushed white slip under celadon glazeDimensions
2 3/16 x 5 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (5.5 x 15 x 15 cm)Credit LineTransfer from the College of Architecture and DesignSubject matter
It was presumably used for tea ceremony.Physical Description
It has a flared mouth. The side is tapering gently down to the base. It was brushed with white slip interior and outerior sides.
Bowls of this kind were commonly used as burial accessories in the 15th century Joseon; many have been excavated. This bowl has been rapidly spun and brush-painted with white slip on its inner and outer surfaces. The large amount of sand mixed with the clay has produced a rough texture. Traces of clay supports remain on both the inner base and the rim of foot, indicating that this bowl was stacked among other bowls while separated by clay spurs during firing. The glaze was fused well, producing a glossy surface.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.155]Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypebowlAdditional Object Classification(s)Decorative ArtsCollection AreaAsianRights
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