Rice Pounding BowlArtist(s)KoreanArtist NationalityKorean (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1960Medium & SupportwoodDimensions
6 5/16 x 35 7/16 x 26 in. (16 x 90 x 66 cm)Credit LineGift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang FamilyLabel copy
Recent Acquisitions Part II
March 31-August 5, 2012
Bowl for rice pounding
Early 20th century
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family, 2009/2.27Physical 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 TypebowlCollection AreaAsianRights
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