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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, New York, New York 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
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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