Cinerary bowl

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Historical period(s)
Unified Silla period, early 8th century
Medium
Unglazed stoneware
Dimensions
H x W: 20.2 x 22.2 cm (7 15/16 x 8 3/4 in)
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.423a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Buddhism, funerary, 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
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2480, Freer Gallery 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 establishment of burial of Buddhism in Korea brought about a shift in funerary customs from coffin burial to cremation. Stoneware cinerary urns with stamp-impressed decoration applied prior to full hardening of the clay were made during the Unified Silla dynasty (668-935 CE). The pagoda-like finial on the lid of this jar reflects the influence of Buddhist art.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum