Cinerary urn

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Historical period(s)
Unified Silla period, early 8th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware
Dimensions
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
Accession Number
F1916.422a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Korea, stoneware, unglazed, Unified Silla period (676 - 935)
Provenance

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

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

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.

Published References
  • Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. p. 214, fig. 403.
  • Arte del Giappone e della Corea. Elite, storia universale dell'arte, 7 Milan. pl. 6.
  • Capolavori nei secoli: Enciclopedia di tutte i popoli in tutti i tempi. 12 vols., Milan, 1961 - 1964. p. 100.
  • Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 72.
  • Ann Yonemura. Korean Art in Western Collections, 5: Korean Art in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 4, no. 2 Los Angeles, June 1983. pp. 4-15, pl. 11.
  • Robert P. Griffing Jr. The Art of the Korean Potter: Silla, Koryo, Yi. New York and Greenwich, CT, Spring 1968. cat. 16.
  • Robert Treat Paine. The Charles B. Hoyt Collection: Memorial Exhibition, February 13 - March 30, 1952. Exh. cat. Boston, February 13 - March 30, 1952. cat. 575.
  • Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. .
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 8.6, p. 146.
Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum