Footed Shallow Bowl

Accession Number

Footed Shallow Bowl


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
5th century

Medium & Support

8 1/8 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (20.6 x 16.7 x 16.7 cm);2 1/4 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (5.7 x 16.7 x 16.7 cm);5 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (14.9 x 13 x 13 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

Subject matter
Footed bowl was found in the Three Kingdom and Unified Silla. It is one of the ritual vessels. It can be found in every tomb of that age. It is almost grayish-blue stoneware. At the beginning, It didn’t have lid and perforation. From 4C lid and perforation was made. Footed bowl is divided Silla style and Gaya style. The lid and bowl of Silla style are thick and the leg is slim. The perforation is located in altering position. In contrast, the lid and bowl of Gaya style is very flat and the leg is thick. The perforation is positioned in parallel.

Physical Description
This relatively flat bowl with slightly inward-flaring upright mouth has a protuberant rim to support the lid. The long and astragal-shaped foot is divided into two section, each bearing three square openworks at parallel position. The tip of the foot is long and slightly everted.

This is a dark gray, high-fired stoneware lidded stem cup. There is knob atop of the lid, around which are a diagonal lines of dots. Below is also the same diagonal dotted lines but in an opposite direction. The cup is relatively shallow and partially dark brown in color. The pedestal is divided into upper and lower sections by a central raised band formed by two shallow incised horizontal lines. Three rectangular perforations in the upper section are vertically aligned with those of the lower section.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 60]

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ FFW, Lower Level ➜ 053 (Education Center Display Cabinets) ➜ Cabinet D ➜ Shelf 3