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    Pedestal Bowl with Lid

    • Medium: Stoneware
    • Place Made: Korea
    • Dates: 5th century
    • Dynasty: Silla Dynasty
    • Period: Three Kingdoms Period (Silla)
    • Dimensions: Height: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) Diameter at mouth: 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm) Diameter at base: 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Asian Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 40.519
    • Credit Line: Gift of Sir George Sanson
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Pedestal Bowl with Lid, 5th century. Stoneware, Height: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sir George Sanson, 40.519. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 40.519_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: From "Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum" catalogue: This grayish-blue stoneware was made with fine clay, and shows traces of a surface finishing technique that utilized a potter's wheel. A basin-shaped circular knob forms the handle of the cover. Fine horizontal lines divide both the bowl and the lid of the vessel into two areas, containing bird footprint motifs and triangles filled with parallel lines. The vessel stand is also divided into two areas by a horizontal band. Each of the two areas is decorated with four alternating rectangular perforations, with bird footprint motifs filling in the space between perforations. The stand flares out gently to form a round protruding edge, which is then inset to form the base. Accession card: Mortuary food vessel (tazza shape) with cover. High stem foot, wide shoulders and mouth grooved to receive a cover. The cover is domed with a hollow knob on top. The foot is hollow and cut out in eight rectangular portions in two tiers. This is the most characteristic vessel type among Silla burial pottery. The lid lifts off and turns upside down to become another bowl, its central knob serving as the bowl's foot. This vessel at the Brooklyn Museum is unusual in having its original lid and also in having bold incised designs on its surface. Coarse, gritty, slate gray pottery, unglazed. Rings from the potter's wheel are clearly evident. Traces of earth still adhering. Condition: Mouth chipped.
    • Record Completeness: Good (74%)
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