Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Chariot cup, Three Kingdoms period, Gaya Federation (42–562), 5th century
    Korea
    Stoneware with traces of incidental ash glaze; H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
    Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997 (1997.34.2)

    Silla and Gaya tombs have yielded a number of vessels of this type, usually found in pairs. Attached to the perforated pedestal are two sculpted wheels; the pedestal is surmounted by a pair of cups, which are connected at the base by a tube, allowing liquid to rise to the same level in both cups. Such vessels may have been used as containers for water or wine in rituals or funerary ceremonies.

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  • Chariot cup, Three Kingdoms period, Gaya Federation (42–562), 5th century
    Korea
    Stoneware with traces of incidental ash glaze; H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
    Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997 (1997.34.2)

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