손잡이 달린 인화 무늬 합 통일신라
把手有蓋印花文盒 統一新羅 Covered urn with geometric decoration
South and North Kingdoms period (676–935), Unified Silla
Stoneware with stamped design
H. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
As Buddhism’s popularity rose in the Silla kingdom, cremation became the standard funerary practice, displacing earlier elaborate burial rites. This urn, with a stamped design of flowers and geometric patterns, is typical of Korean stoneware containers for ashes from the eighth century.