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Vessel with High Pedestal

Asian Art

Gaya ceramics are known for their high-fired dark gray stoneware. During this time, Korea was the second most important producer of high-fired stoneware after China. The form of a trumpet-shaped bowl set on a high pedestal alludes to its function either as a food vessel or as a stand for a round-bottomed jar.
MEDIUM High-fired gray stoneware with traces of natural ash glaze
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES 5th–6th century
    PERIOD Three Kingdoms Period
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/2 x 12 in. (29.2 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Byung Kang
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A high-fired gray stoneware bowl with a flaring mouth supported on a tall, trumpet-shaped, perforated base. Three bands of decoration embellish the surface of the vessel. Encircling the exterior of the bowl are three rows of wavy combed line, which were produced on the potter's wheel. The stand contains a rectangular open-work pattern. Such combed and open-work decoration is typical of Kaya period ceramics. Arrived with its own wood box. Conditions: Very good with minor repairs on rim.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Vessel with High Pedestal, 5th–6th century. High-fired gray stoneware with traces of natural ash glaze, 11 1/2 x 12 in. (29.2 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Byung Kang, 2000.41. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2000.41_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2000.41_PS11.jpg., 2017
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