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Wheel-shaped cup

Photo: National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Republic of Korea

Wheel-shaped cup

6th century

The unique design—two goblets sandwiched between a pair of chariot wheels—highlights the pottery art of the Three Kingdoms period. Scholars believe such cups were used as ritual vessels. Fewer than a dozen of this type have been discovered in tombs in Haman (southeast Korea). This cup was likely also from a burial site in the same area.
Stoneware
6 1/8 in. (15.56 cm)
Gift of Ann Rowland Eddy in honor of William J. Rathbun, John A. McCone Foundation Curator of Asian Art Emeritus
91.118
Photo: National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Republic of Korea
location
Now on view at the Asian Art Museum

Resources

Published References"Korean Art Collection in the Seattle Art Museum, U.S.A." Tajaon Kwangyaoksi: Kungnip Munhwaja Yaonguso, 2015., pg. 50.

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