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Stoneware with stamped designs under olive-green glaze
Overall: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.); Body: 4.4 x 10.7 cm (1 3/4 x 4 3/16 in.)
Gift of John L. Severance 1928.178
Containing the remains of the dead, this type of ancient clay pottery was excavated from tombs.
After the introduction of Buddhism, cremation became a common practice in Korea. This jar, which once contained the remains of the dead, may have nested in a larger stone container. The repetitive patterns that appear on the lid and the container was done with a stamping technique.
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