Korea, Gyeongsangbuk-do province, Gyeongju area, Wide-mouthed bottle, 8th/9th century, stoneware with stamped designs and a dusting of natural ash glaze, Gift of Robert and Sandra Mattielli, public domain; images Courtesy of Korean National Research Institute for Cultural Heritage, 2011.85
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Korea: Unified Silla period (668-935 CE)
stoneware with stamped designs and a dusting of natural ash glaze
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
5 in x 7 in diam.
- Collection Area
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of Robert and Sandra Mattielli
- Accession Number
public domain; images Courtesy of Korean National Research Institute for Cultural Heritage
In the mid-seventh century, the Unified Silla kingdom extended its rule throughout the Korean peninsula, bringing stability and prosperity. Gyeongju potters met the demands of an expanded clientele with innovative shapes, such as this wide-mouthed bottle, and the use of new decorative techniques, especially stamped designs.