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Bowl: C.100 & A-1984

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Current Location: Gallery 29 - Korean Gallery


Pottery: Unknown




Bowl on high foot, and cover. Stoneware, thrown, luted, pierced, incised and combed. The shallow bowl rests on a tall splayed stem with large rectangular openings, and has a cover crowned by a tapering knob which is also pierced with four rectangular openings. Both bowl and cover are decorated with two bands of vertical comb marks between incised horizontal lines. The foot is divided by horizontal ridges, and the sharply-cut openings are arranged alternately.
With box 114 (C.100B-1984).


History note: Unknown before donor

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Gompertz gift

Place(s) associated

  • Wolsong-gun ⪼ North Kyonsang province ⪼ Korea

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs


Silla Kingdom (57BC-956)
Circa 400 - 600


This type of pottery is mostly found in Silla tombs, often with the remains of eggshells and bird bones inside, which were evidently used as offerings at funeral ceremonies. Some examples are displayed in Kyemyng University Museum, Taegu, North Kyngsang province. Vessels of this type were made in the kilns at Ch'onbuk-myon, Wolsong-gun, North Kyongsang province; more than twenty-five waste heaps of Silla pottery have been discovered in that area.

Components of the work

Bowl And Cover composed of stoneware Height 19.6 cm
Foot Diameter 10.8 cm
Rim Diameter 11.8 cm
Cover Diameter 13.8 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.100 & A-1984
Primary reference Number: 15977
Box number: 114
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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