Historical period(s)
Silla kingdom, Three Kingdoms period, late 5th century
Unglazed stoneware
H x W x D: 13.5 x 17.2 x 17.2 cm (5 5/16 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Korea, Silla Kingdom (57 BCE - 676 CE), stoneware, Three Kingdoms period (1st century BCE - 7th century CE), tomb, unglazed, WWII-era provenance

From at least 1970 to 1974 Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, from at least December 18, 1970 [1]From 1974Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., May 1, 1974 [2]Notes:[1] See correspondence dated December 18, 1970, authorizing Mayuyama & Company to ship the object to the Freer Gallery, copy in object file. In Shipping Statement made by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, dated February 3, 1971, the vessel is listed as "Ceremonial Vessel, from Shimane-ken, North-West of Japan, excavated in the 2nd year of Kyowa (1802 A.D.)" An invoice, also issued by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, on May 1, 1974, classified the vessel as "Japanese pottery ceremonial vessel; Suiko period; from Shimane-ken; Sue type."[2] See Invoice issued by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, on May 1, 1974, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.

Published References

Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 132.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 10.4, p. 160.

Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Korean Ceramics
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