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Lidded Jar

뚜껑있는 토기 호 (有蓋土器壺)

400s–500s CE
Overall: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.); Outer diameter: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 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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Early earthenware from the Three Kingdoms period (57 BCE–668) became widely utilized as agriculture and religion grew to be essential elements in sustaining society and its systems. The clay jars of different sizes and shapes on display were made for the following purposes: some were used to store harvested grains and seeds, some, especially lidded ones such as this, to preserve cremated remains, and some to serve offerings in rituals.
Lidded Jar

Lidded Jar

400s–500s CE

Korea, Silla (57 BC-935) or Kaya (AD 42-562) period

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