Earthenware with incised decoration and color
Overall: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.); Diameter of mouth: 15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.); Diameter with handles: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)
Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of George Gund 1991.137
Closed kilns built on hillsides became widely used for producing this type of pottery vessel in Korea during the Three Kingdoms period.
Pottery vessels, such as this one, were produced in sloping tunnel kilns that reached 1,000 to 1,200 degrees Celsius. This jar’s bulbous body with delicate horn-shaped handles suggests that it may have served to present offerings to the deceased. This type of high-fired terracotta vessel is usually excavated from tomb sites in the southwestern region of the Korean peninsula.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.