Stacking Bottle (with flattened sides)Artist(s)KoreanArtist NationalityKorean (culture or style)Object Creation Date918-1392Medium & SupportstonewareDimensions
8 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (21.9 x 13.3 x 13.3 cm)Credit LineGift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong NamSubject 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 TypebottleCollection AreaAsianRights
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