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Stacking Bottle (with flattened sides)

Accession Number
2004/1.208

Title
Stacking Bottle (with flattened sides)

Artist(s)
Korean

Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
918-1392

Medium & Support
stoneware

Dimensions
8 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (21.9 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm)

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

Subject matter
Goryeo earthenware is mostly the shape of pot, jar or bottle. The decoration and design are very simple or sometimes not exist. Goryeo earthenware is the vessel used by the general people not by high level people. So this kind of vessel is emphasized the practical use rather than decorative feature or artistic value. Flatted bottle was produced by making a globular body first on the wheel, then flattening it on both sides.

Physical Description
This dark grayish-blue earthenware vessel is from the Goryeo period. The neck flares out toward the top and the mouth spreads out to the side. The neck is encircled by a thick incised line. A lot of thin lines are encircled on the body. The body has gently sloping sides that flare out and then taper down toward the base and is slightly flatted. Flatted bottle was produced by making a globular body first on the wheel, then flattening it on both sides.

This is a dark gray, high-fired stoneware bottle. Its neck curves outwards and is connected to a rim with a round edge. The body is widest at its middle. The bottle is entirely covered in distinct traces of rotation and water smoothing.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 83]


 

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
bottle

Collection Area
Asian

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