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Lidded Jar with Four Horn Lugs

뚜껑있는 토기 호 (有蓋土器壺)

200s–400s CE
(42–562 CE)
Overall: 24.6 cm (9 11/16 in.); Outer diameter: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)
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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.


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 to preserve cremated remains, and some to serve offerings in rituals.
Lidded Jar with Four Horn Lugs

Lidded Jar with Four Horn Lugs

200s–400s CE

Korea, Gaya period (42–562 CE)

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