Bowl with incised pattern of paired phoenixesArtist(s)KoreanArtist NationalityKorean (culture or style)Object Creation Datelate 11th century -early 12th centuryMedium & Supportstoneware with celadon glazeDimensions
2 3/8 x 7 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (6 x 19.3 x 19.3 cm)Credit LineGift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong NamSubject matter
Parrot design is described long tail, elliptical head and crooked beak resembling phoenixes. It was found on the bowl or vessel of the Goryeo Dynasty. Bird design represents family happiness, status rising and longevity.Physical Description
The inner surface of this bowl features an incised design of two parrots with long tails resembling phoenixes. e entire body of the bowl was glazed including the rim of the foot, on which remain three quartzite spur marks. Although some fireclay has fallen inside the kiln during ring and adhered to the inner surface of the bowl, the state of sintering is good. The piece as a whole is a high-quality ware with a glossy surface and a fine color of glaze. The base of the foot is cracked which occurred while drying before the application of glaze.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.94]
high quality, incised, double-parrot motif shallow bowl, nice shallow fully glazed foot, three spur marks, firing discoloration, kiln trash fall on glaze, 11th century.Primary Object Classification Ceramic Primary Object TypebowlAdditional Object Classification(s)Decorative ArtsCollection AreaAsianRights
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