Funerary urn and cover
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Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case K, shelf 1
The vessel and cover are made of high-fired stoneware. It is likely that they formed a funerary container for the cremated ashes of a Buddhist believer. The Korean peninsula witnessed a gradual conversion to belief in the Buddhist faith, between the third and sixth centuries AD.
The plain lidded urn has a circular knob and a low footring. Radiating from the knob of the lid are incised straight lines. These are edged by a circle of tiny concentric circles.
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Height: 4 cm, Diameter: 13 cm
Funerary urn and cover, unglazed grey stoneware; Korea, Unified Silla period, 600-800