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Lidded Jar with Four Horn Lugs (lid)

뚜껑있는 토기 호 (有蓋土器壺)

200s–400s CE
(42–562 CE)
Diameter of mouth: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.); Overall: 25 x 21.5 cm (9 13/16 x 8 7/16 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.

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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. Both its gray color and shimmering glaze are the result of the reduction of oxygen in the closed kiln chamber built on hillsides.
Lidded Jar with Four Horn Lugs (lid)

Lidded Jar with Four Horn Lugs (lid)

200s–400s CE

Korea, Gaya period (42–562 CE)

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