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Altar Dish

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Altar Dish


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
late 19th century

Medium & Support
glazed porcelain

2 7/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 7/16 in. (7.2 x 11.2 x 11.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family

Physical Description
A tall glazed and speckled porcelain offering dish for an altar. The base is a narrow and sharply tapered cylinder which meets an angular bottom of a dish. The dish itself is wide and shallow.

This vessel built from low quality clay and is coated with a blue-green-tinted glaze, giving it a pale green-brown tone overall. Coarse sand is stuck to the foot rim. The tray is contaminated by many impurities and iron spots. The vessel was produced at a regional kiln.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.199]

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