Small Single-Handed Cup

Accession Number

Small Single-Handed Cup


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
5th century

Medium & Support

1 13/16 x 2 3/16 x 2 3/16 in. (4.5 x 5.4 x 5.4 cm)

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

Subject matter
This type of grayish-blue stoneware cup is commonly excavated from the tombs of Three kingdoms period (Gaya period) 5th century.

Physical Description
It has a flat base, globular body and straight neck. There was a bubbling of the clay surface during firing. The attached handle is a little small and thick.

This is a yellowish gray, low-fired earthenware cup with a handle. The mouth is upright, while the rest of the body has a swollen belly and a round base. The handle attached to the lower middle section of the body is not functional. Traces of rotation and water smoothing are visible on the inner and outer surfaces of the mouth.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 68]


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 A ➜ Shelf 1