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Jar

Type
Jar
Historical period(s)
Baekje kingdom, Three Kingdoms period, second half of 4th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware
Dimension(s)
30.0 x 27.3 cm
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Richard L. Mellott, in honor of Louise Cort
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F2002.1

From 1966 to 2002
Richard L. Mellott, Larkspur, CA, purchased in Pusan, South Korea, in 1966 [1]

From 2002
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Richard L. Mellott, on August 08, 2002 [2]

Notes:

[1] According to the accounts provided by Richard L. Mellott in his email correspondence (copy in object file), he purchased this vessel in either November or December of 1966 in Pusan, South Korea, when he was stationed there in the U.S. Army. In 1967, he shipped it to the United States with his other household goods.

[2] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, designating 8 August 2002 as its acceptance date.

On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
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






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