Bottle with flattened side

Period: late Unified Silla (676–935)–early Goryeo (918–1392)

Date: 9th or 10th century

Culture: Korea

Medium: Stoneware with accidental wood-ash glaze

Dimensions: H. 9 in. (22.9 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Purchase, Judith G. and F. Randall Smith Gift, 1994

Accession Number: 1994.226

Description

This shape likely derives from leather water bottles carried by northern nomadic tribes of Eurasia. Stoneware bottles of this type were produced at the kilns in Jinjuk-ri, South Chungcheong Province, during the ninth century, and they continued to be made into the early tenth century at the Gurim-ri kilns in South Jeolla Province.

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