Period: late Bronze Age (ca. 15th–ca. 3rd century B.C.)
Date: ca. 4th century B.C.
Medium: Burnished red earthenware
Dimensions: H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Hongnam Kim, to commemorate the opening of the Arts of Korea Gallery, 1998
Accession Number: 1998.212
The lush red color of this jar comes from an iron-oxide pigment that was applied and burnished onto the vessel before it was fired. Found primarily in tombs, jars such as this example were likely used in funereal rituals.