Pedestal Bowl with Lid (Translation)
유개고배 삼국시대 가야 (Primary Title)
附蓋高杯 三國時代 伽耶 (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

5th–6th century
South Korea,Gyeongsangdo,Kimhae,
Overall (a - bowl): 7 1/8 × 7 1/8 in. (18.1 × 18.1 cm)
Overall (b - lid): 2 15/16 × 7 1/8 in. (7.46 × 18.1 cm)
Resting on a tall, tapering pedestal, this bowl exemplifies early Korean funerary stoneware. Similar examples with footed bases and high pedestals have been excavated from tombs in southern Korea, suggesting that this type of stoneware was used for holding food presented to ancestors or the deceased during ceremonial practices.
Three Kingdoms period, Gaya Confederacy (42-562)
Gift of Kathy and Charles Ko
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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