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Roof Tile End


3 3/4 in. x 3 in. (diameter) (9.53 cm x 7.62 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 20.48
Geography: Asia, North Korea or South Korea
Classification: Architectural Artifacts; Architectural Elements
Culture/Nationality: Korean
Collection: Helen B. Chapin '15 Collection

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  • architectural elements - Forms, structural or decorative, developed originally or primarily as components of architecture, often adapted to other habitable spaces, such as in large vehicles, and often borrowed or imitated for structural or decorative use on other objects.
  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • Korean - Culture and style of peoples from the East Asian peninsula of Korea.
  • pottery - Generally, all ware made of ceramic, which is any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature. In specialized usage, it typically does not include porcelain, which is a type of ceramic ware made of a refractory white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass.
  • roofing tile - Type of tile used for roofing, usually of fired clay, slate, metal, concrete, asbestos cement, or plastic; available in many configurations and types such as plain tiles, single-lap tiles, and interlocking tiles.
  • Unified Silla Kingdom

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Bright Lights, Big City: The Development and Influence of the Metropolis Bryn Mawr College , Sep 13, 2015 – Dec 1, 2015

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