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Altar Dish

Accession Number
2009/2.47

Title
Altar Dish

Artist(s)
Korean

Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
late 19th century

Medium & Support
glazed porcelain

Dimensions
3 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (8.2 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family

Physical Description
A glazed and speckled porcelain offering dish for an altar. The base is a wide decorated cylinder which tapers sharply into a narrow top. The base supports a wide, shallow bowl.

This ritual dish was produced at a regional kiln. It is a low-quality object with a rough texture, made from the clay mixed with sand, contaminated with many impurities on the tray. Its glaze is dark with blue-green tints, giving the vessel the appearance of celadon. Its foot has an octagonal cross-section.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.200]

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
dish

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Korean (culture or style)
ceramics (object genre)
dishes (object genre)
porcelain (visual works)
ritual vessels

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