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Storage Jar with Loop Handles

짧은 목 토기호 (圓底短頸壺)

200s–300s CE
(42–562 CE)
Diameter: 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.); Overall: 32.1 cm (12 5/8 in.)
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This large jar may have used to store harvested grains and seeds.

Description

The function of this type of large jar remains unknown, yet it is highly likely that it was used to store harvested grains and seeds. The loops on its round shoulder suggest that the jar once had a lid fastened by cords, to strengthen its seal. Below its short neck, the vessel’s entire body is decorated with rows of short vertical and diagonal lines probably created by grooving and impressing the clay.
Storage Jar with Loop Handles

Storage Jar with Loop Handles

200s–300s CE

Korea, Gaya period (42–562 CE)

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