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Collection

An image of Small jar by

Korea

Title
Small jar
Other titles:
small jar with one small handle
Place of origin
Korea
Period
Unified Silla Kingdom 668 - 936Silla period 57 BCE - 935 → Korea
Year
circa 900 CE
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
grey stoneware, unglazed
Dimensions

10.5 x 11.0 cm; 11.0 cm diam. of mouth

Credit
Purchased 1986
Accession number
381.1986
Location
Not on display
Further information

Deposited in large quantities in tombs along with armour, agricultural implements and ceremonial jewellery, Silla ceramics survive in significant numbers. Tomb ceramics range from large storage jars and ceremonial vessels for fertility and harvest rites, to household pieces such as these. The use of impressed and incised decoration into a grey body is characteristic of Silla decoration.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.184.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 184 (colour illus.). image on the left