Covered urn with geometric decoration, Stoneware with stamped design, Korea

손잡이 달린 인화 무늬 합 통일신라
把手有蓋印花文盒 統一新羅
Covered urn with geometric decoration

Period:
South and North Kingdoms period (676–935), Unified Silla
Date:
8th century
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Stoneware with stamped design
Dimensions:
H. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.34.18a, b
Not on view
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.
[ J. J. Lally & Co. , New York, until 1997; sold to MMA]
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