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Cinerary urn

Type
Jar
Historical period(s)
Unified Silla period, early 8th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware
Dimension(s)
H x W x D (with lid): 19.7 x 19.6 x 16.5 cm (7 3/4 x 7 11/16 x 6 1/2 in)
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1916.422a-b
Label
The densely applied and varied stamped designs are characteristic of later Unified Silla ceramics, especially burial urns, but the single horn-shaped handle is a vestige of an older ceramic shape.

To 1916
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1916 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Pottery List, L. 2479, Freer Galley of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co. , New York
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Keyword(s)
Korea, stoneware, unglazed, Unified Silla period (676 - 935)
Collection(s) Area
Korean Art
Web Resource(s)
Korean Ceramics, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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