Lidded Jar with Four Horn Lugs

Lidded Jar with Four Horn Lugs

뚜껑있는 토기 호 (有蓋土器壺)

AD 200s-400s

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Earthenware

Overall: 24.6 cm (9 11/16 in.); Outer diameter: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1997.8

Location

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This pottery vessel served to contain cremated remains, indicating the popularity of Buddhist mortuary practice in Korea during the Three Kingdoms period.

Description

Closed kilns built on hillsides became widely used for producing this type of pottery vessel in Korea during the Three Kingdoms period. Both its gray color and shimmering glaze are the result of the reduction of oxygen in the closed kiln chamber built on hillsides.

See also
Collection: 
Korean Art
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Earthenware

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