Bottle with Stamped Flower and Bead DesignsArtist(s)KoreanArtist NationalityKorean (culture or style)Object Creation Date7th century - 8th centuryMedium & Supportstoneware with traces of natural ash glazeDimensions
6 9/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 3/16 in. (16.6 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm)Credit LineGift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong NamLabel copy
Gallery Rotations Fall 2012
Bottle with stamped flower and bead designs
Korea, Unified Silla period (668–935)
Stoneware with traces of natural
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 Ceramic Primary Object TypebottleAdditional Object Classification(s)Decorative ArtsCollection AreaAsianRights
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Unified Silla Kingdom
ceramics (object genre)