Bottle with Stamped Flower and Bead Designs

Accession Number

Bottle with Stamped Flower and Bead Designs


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
7th century - 8th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with traces of natural ash glaze

6 9/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 3/16 in. (16.6 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm)

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

Label copy
Gallery Rotations Fall 2012
Bottle with stamped flower and bead designs
Korea, Unified Silla period (668–935)
8th century
Stoneware with traces of natural
ash glaze
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam, 2004/1.194
This stoneware bottle represents a type that became popular in Silla during the eighth century. The shape is utterly new, with a dramatically exaggerated squat body, cylindrical neck, and flared rim. The surface decoration is a combination of stamped, stylized flowers around the lower register of the neck and comb-punched radiating lines on the body, carefully made to further emphasize
its spreading shape.

Subject matter
Bottle with stylized flowers.

Physical Description
Stoneware bottle with a squat body, cylindrical neck, flared rim and natural ash glaze. A band stretches along the base of the neck demarcated by two outside lines, and a stamped row of stylized flowers centered in between them. Below the band the body of the bottle dramatically begins to curve outward. Along the body are a series of vertical comb-punched radiating lines.

This is a dark gray, high-fired stoneware bottle decorated with a stamped design. The shape of the body is spheroidal, while its mouth is wide. A set of raised bands surrounds the center of the neck, while the area below is decorated with a row of stamped semicircular motifs. The upper part of the body is surrounded by rows of vertical dotted lines which have subsequently been erased from parts of the lower body by paring during rotation. The foot is low and slightly splayed.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 82]

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Collection Area

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Unified Silla Kingdom
ceramics (object genre)
stamping (marking)
stoneware (pottery)

1 Related Resource

Before 1492
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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On display

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