Proto-Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.–ca. A.D.300)
H. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); L. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm)
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997
Footed bird-shaped vessels were found primarily at burial sites in the southern part of the Korean peninsula, near the Nakdong River. Occurring in pairs, they probably served as funereal ritual vessels and burial objects. Liquid was poured into the vessel through an opening at the back and spilled out through the bird's tail.
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