새 모양 토기 삼국 (삼한시대)
鳥形土器 三國 (三韓時代)
Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.–A.D. 668)
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 on the southern 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 out through the bird’s tail.
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