Apr 30, 2012

Short-necked Storage Jar

Short-necked Storage Jar

짧은 목 토기호 (圓底短頸壺)

600s-300s BC

Korea, Bronze Age

(1000-300 BC)


Outer diameter: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); Overall: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.)

James Parmelee Fund 1986.82


Did you know?

A large quantity of clay pottery to store food such as this work excavated from ancient sites indicate the advanced development of agriculture in the Korean peninsula during the Bronze Age.


A large quantity of pottery such as this earthenware jar was produced during the Bronze Age in Korea, as farming became more commonly practiced. Large jars made of fine clay were used to stored grains and later were buried in in tombs to accompany the tomb owner. It was during this time that a substantial number of Korean farmers migrated to the western Japanese archipelago and introduced advanced rice farming and pottery-making techniques.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
James Parmelee Fund

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.