Round-bottomed jar with cover, fused to low ceremonial stand

Accession Number

Round-bottomed jar with cover, fused to low ceremonial stand


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
5th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with natural ash glaze

12 9/16 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (31.8 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm)

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

Subject matter
The grayish-blue stoneware is one of the earthenware of the Iron ages. Its clay is similar to that of the reddish brown earthenware. But Its hardness is harder. The design is usually cross stripes or check. It was almost excavated in the Iron age shell mounds of the southern coast of the Korea.

Physical Description
This grayish-blue stoneware jar has a globular body, round base and straight elongated neck. A little wide single ridges encircle the middle of the neck, dividing it into three sections, each engraved with a wave pattern. The base has two ridges encircled on the below part and triangular holes.

This vessel was fired as a long-necked jar attached to the top of a bowl-shaped pedestal. The surfaces of the jar and pedestal display traces of natural glaze that was formed on the surface or flowed downwards. The long and slightly splayed neck of the jar is divided into three sections by raised bands, while each section is decorated with wave designs. The bowlshaped pedestal has a very shallow bowl section and a grooved edge. The pedestal has a flared profile and features triangular perforations in five places. Two raised bands surround the area below the perforations.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 56]


Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area

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On display

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