Long-necked Jar

Long-necked Jar

굽다리 긴 목 토기 항아리 (長頸壺)

AD 200s-300s

Korea, Silla period

(57 BC-AD 676)

Gray pottery

Overall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Gift of James Kitchen 1948.14

Location

Exhibition

The Other Side of the Story - Korean Gallery 236 Rotation

Did you know?

Closed kilns built on hillsides became widely used for producing this type of pottery vessel in Korea during the Three Kingdoms period.

Description

Pottery vessels with a footed stand, such as this one, are the earliest known high-fired ware produced in closed kilns built on hillsides. Its gray color is the result of the reduction of oxygen in the kiln chamber. Footed vessels were not practical enough for everyday use, but were used to present offerings to the deceased in highly elaborate ritual ceremonies.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Gray pottery
Credit line: 
Gift of James Kitchen

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