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Buncheong ware bowl with brushed 'hakame' design

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Buncheong ware bowl with brushed 'hakame' design


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
16th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with brushed white slip under celadon glaze

2 3/16 x 5 15/16 x 5 15/16 in. (5.5 x 15 x 15 cm)

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Subject 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]

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Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ FFW, Mezzanine ➜ M07 (Woon-hyung Lee and Korea Foundation Gallery of Korean Art)