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Lidded Jar with Horn Handle

소뿔형 뚜껑있는 합 (牛角形有蓋盒)

400s-500s CE
Overall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.); 9.1 cm (3 9/16 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.

Description

This type of pottery vessel was a product of closed kilns built on hillsides, which became widely used in Korea during the Three Kingdoms period. Its low-fired red surface indicates the various steps in its fabrication. First, coils of clay were layered on top of one another and pinched together to form the wall of the pot. Then wood mallets with carved surfaces pounded these walls simultaneously, inside and out, merging and thinning the clay bands. Thus the impressed designs visible on both the inner and outer surfaces were functional as well as decorative.
Lidded Jar with Horn Handle

Lidded Jar with Horn Handle

400s-500s CE

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

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