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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 13/16 x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (7 x 18 x 18 cm)

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Subject matter
It was probably used for tea ceremony.

Physical Description
It has large-mouth and the wall slants toward the bottom in an almost straight line. It was deformed during firing.

The inner and outer surfaces of this bowl are brushed with white slip. Traces of refractory spurs remain in five places on the inner base and the foot. The foot is glazed on the rim as well. This is a low-grade object with many iron-brown spots on both its inner and outer surfaces. A note from collector is adhered to the reverse side of the bowl, and it reads, “19629, corée, Hakéme,” “朝鮮刷毛目, 三百年.”
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.156]

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Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

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