Covered bowl on cut-out pedestal foot

Accession Number

Covered bowl on cut-out pedestal foot


Artist Nationality
Korean (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
5th century

Medium & Support

6 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 7/16 in. (16.3 x 11.2 x 11.2 cm);2 3/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 7/16 in. (6 x 11.2 x 11.2 cm);4 1/16 x 3 13/16 x 3 13/16 in. (10.3 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Millard H. Pryor

Subject matter
Mounted bowl was made in prehistoric times of Korean, China and Japan. It is presumed to be used for personal vessel or ritual vessel. The leg was holed to decorate the bowl or lessen the weight of the bowl. This kind of bowl was found in Silla and Gaya Dynasty. After Silla, the leg become shorter.

Physical Description
The cover has a button-shaped knob at the top and is mostly plain. The mounted bowl has a outward-turned rim. This type of mounted bowl may be deated to sometime in the early 5th century.

This is a blue-gray, high-fired stoneware lidded stem cup. The shape of the lid is similar to that of the Korean letter ‘ㅏ’ and is crowned with a ring-shaped knob. The cup’s flange slopes inwards and has a sharp edge, while the gallery that supports the lid protrudes slightly. The trumpet-shaped pedestal is perforated in four places by rectangular openings and has a slightly thick bottom edge.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 61]

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ FFW, Lower Level ➜ 053 (Education Center Display Cabinets) ➜ Cabinet C ➜ Shelf 1