Bottle with a Flattened Side

토기 편병 (土器扁甁)

700s–800s
Location: not on view
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Its gray color and shimmering glaze both are the result of the reduction of oxygen in the closed kiln chamber built on hillsides.

Description

By the 700s, this type of bottle started to be produced as a utilitarian vessel and was enjoyed among ruling elites. The flattened example like this may have served as a portable wine bottle.
Bottle with a Flattened Side

Bottle with a Flattened Side

700s–800s

Korea, late Unified Silla (676-935) or early Goryeo (918-1392) period

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