Burial Urn with Cover

토기 뼈항아리 (土器骨壺)

300s–500s CE
Overall: 55.8 cm (21 15/16 in.); Outer diameter: 43 cm (16 15/16 in.)
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Closed kilns built on hillsides became widely used for producing this type of pottery vessel in Korea during the Three Kingdoms period.

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Produced in closed kilns built on hillsides during the Three Kingdoms period, this lidded jar once contained the cremated remains of the dead. This type of burial jar became widespread after the introduction of Buddhism, as cremation became a common practice in Korea.
Burial Urn with Cover

Burial Urn with Cover

300s–500s CE

Korea, Three Kingdoms period (57 BCE–668 CE)

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