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Rice Pounding Bowl

Accession Number
2009/2.27

Title
Rice Pounding Bowl

Artist(s)
Korean

Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1875-1925

Medium & Support
wood

Dimensions
6 1/8 in. x 36 1/8 in. x 26 in. ( 15.56 cm x 91.76 cm x 66.04 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family

Label copy
Recent Acquisitions Part II
March 31-August 5, 2012
Bowl for rice pounding
Korea
Early 20th century
Wood
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family, 2009/2.27

Physical Description
A wide, shallow wooden bowl used for pounding large amounts of rice.

This large bowl (hamji ) was made by cutting a large, single piece of wood along the grain, then hollowing it out. It follows traditional form and style, but it has adz marks and traces of smoothing the surface by scorching with fire. This item appears not to be the work of an expert, but a homemade item. The brim is thin in comparison to the overall width and depth.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 273]



Primary Object Classification
Wood and Woodcarving

Primary Object Type
bowl

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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