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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

3 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. ( 7.62 cm x 12.07 cm x 12.07 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Ok Ja Chang and the Chang Family

Physical Description
A tall glazed and speckled gray porcelain offering dish for an altar. The base is a wide, slightly tapered cylinder which widens at the top into a shallow dish. At the bottom of the base as well as a circle on the top of the dish there is some discoloration and morphing of the ceramic, most likely through use.

This vessel has a narrow tray and a high foot. It was stacked among other vessels during firing, leaving sand spur marks on its tray. It is a low-quality object with many specks of ash and pinholes on the dark surface.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.197]

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