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Historical period(s)
Baekje kingdom or Gaya federation, Three Kingdoms period, early 5th century
Unglazed stoneware with traces of natural ash glaze
H x W x D: 30.5 x 31.5 x 31.5 cm (12 x 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in)
Korea, Jeollanam-do province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1985
Mrs. Keum Ja Kang, Frankfurt, Germany, to 1985 [1]

From 1985
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Keum Ja Kang, April 10, 1985 [2]


[1] A receipt issued on January 18, 1985, copy in object file, acknowledges the delivery of two Korean vessels (F1985.17 and a Chosun jar, which was not purchased by the Freer and returned to the vendor), from Kang Gallery to the Freer for the purchase consideration.

[2] See Invoice issued by Mrs. Keum Ja Kang to the Freer Gallery of Art on April 10, 1985, copy in object file.

Former owner
Mrs. Keum-Ja Kang
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
Korea, stoneware, Three Kingdoms period (1st century BCE - 7th century CE), unglazed
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.