Covered Pedestal Bowl

Accession Number

Covered Pedestal Bowl


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
7th century

Medium & Support

4 13/16 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. (12.2 x 11.6 x 11.6 cm);2 3/8 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. (5.9 x 11.6 x 11.6 cm);2 1/2 x 4 3/16 x 4 3/16 in. (6.3 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

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
It has a little Flaring base with spherical food storage bowl on top. There are no holes in the base. The lid is attached with a knob-handle shaped like a button. There is no design on the lid but stained some part.

This is a dark gray, high-fired stoneware lidded stem cup. The stem cup features a shallow bowl, a low pedestal, and a separate lid with a ring-shaped knob. The shape of the lid resembles the Korean vowel “ㅏ.” The flange of the cup slopes inwards and has a round edge, while the gallery supporting the lid protrudes slightly upwards. The pedestal is surrounded by several raised bands, and its bottom edge is rounded. The outer surface shows traces of the potter’s wheel and natural glaze in parts.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 64]

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 B ➜ Shelf 2