From 1947-1950 to 1991Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby (died 1989) and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby (died 2002), Centreville, MD and Washington, DC, acquired by Rolf R. Jacoby in Korea between 1947-1950  From 1991Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby in 1991 Notes: "This object, along with the others given with it, was acquired by Rolf Jacoby, the donor's late husband, in Korea between 1947 and 1950, while he served as a diplomat" (according to a note by Kate Theimer, November 28, 1995, in the object record). See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Mr. Rolf R. Jacoby and Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby
Mrs. Maureen R. Jacoby died 2002
Following Korea's widespread adoption of Buddhism in the forth century, unglazed gray stoneware vessels were made in shapes suited to Buddhist ritual and stamped decoration became more elaborate. Koreans practiced the Buddhist custom of cremation; jars such as this one were used to hold the ashes for burial.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
- Rights Statement
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