Short-necked Storage Jar

Short-necked Storage Jar

짧은 목 토기호 (圓底短頸壺)

600s-300s BC

Korea, Bronze Age

(1000-300 BC)

Earthenware

Outer diameter: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); Overall: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 1986.82

Description

Undecorated pottery such as this earthenware jar was popular during the Bronze Age in Korea. The smooth, uncarved surface shows a shift in taste from the comb-patterns typical of the Neolithic period. Jars made of fine clay like this one were found in tombs, and were likely intended for ritual use.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Earthenware
Credit line: 
James Parmelee Fund

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