Shallow cup on tall pedestal foot, takatsuki

Historical period(s)
Kofun (Tumulus) period, 6th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware
Style
Sue ware
Dimensions
H x W: 15.1 x 11.5 cm (5 15/16 x 4 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.525
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Cup on pedestal foot

Keywords
funerary, Japan, Kofun (Tumulus) Period (250 - 552 CE), stoneware, Sue ware
Provenance

To 1907
Mr. Homma, Japan, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Mr. Homma in Japan in spring of 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L.1538, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Honma Kosa (C.L. Freer source) 1842-1909
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Label

In the early phases of producing hard, gray pottery in Japan, the potters borrowed vessel shapes as well as technology from Korea. Distinguishing between Korean and Japanese versions of the same shape is often difficult. Pedestal footed bowls of this sort, with or without lids, were used for offering nonliquid foods in a tomb chamber.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 131.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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