Apr 30, 2012

Storage Jar with Loop Handles

Storage Jar with Loop Handles

짧은 목 토기호 (圓底短頸壺)

AD 200s-300s

Earthenware with impressed and incised designs

Diameter: 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.); Overall: 32.1 cm (12 5/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1989.475



The function of this type of large jar remains unknown, yet it is highly likely that it was used to store harvested grains and seeds. The loops on its round shoulder suggest that the jar once had a lid fastened by cords, to strengthen its seal. Below its short neck, the vessel’s entire body is decorated with rows of short vertical and diagonal lines probably created by grooving and impressing the clay.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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