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Funerary Urn with Cover

Asian Art

MEDIUM Unglazed stoneware
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES 7th-8th century
    PERIOD Three Kingdoms Period (Silla-Unified Silla)
    DIMENSIONS Height: 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm) Diameter at mouth: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm) Diameter at base: 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.721a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Sir George Sanson
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Funerary Urn with Cover, 7th-8th century. Unglazed stoneware, Height: 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sir George Sanson, 40.721a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 40.721a-b_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION From "Korean Art Collection in the Brooklyn Museum" catalogue: This dark grey, hard earthenware urn has a shiny surface and a bulbous silhouette. A jewel-shaped knob adorns the lid, which gracefully flares out. The urn itself has a straight mouth, a strongly accentuated shoulder, and a short, skirting base. Dotted half-circles and triangle motifs decorate the lid, while the body of the urn is covered with half-circle motifs. Accession Card: Mortuary bowl and cover, with low foot which contracts slightly, spreading sides and mouth grooved to receive a cover. The cover is domed with a knob at top. Grayish brown coarse pottery, unglazed. Simple incised decoration of rows of circles, dots and lines with traces of earth still adhering. A piece is broken off the edge of the cover.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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