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붉은간토기 청동기 시대 후기
赤色磨硏土器 靑銅器後期
Jar

Period:
late Bronze Age (ca. 15th–ca. 3rd century B.C.)
Date:
ca. 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Burnished red earthenware
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Hongnam Kim, to commemorate the opening of the Arts of Korea Gallery, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.212
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233
The lush red color of this jar comes from an iron-oxide pigment that was applied and burnished onto the vessel before it was fired. Found primarily in tombs, jars such as this example were likely used in funereal rituals.
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