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Comb-pattern pottery
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Its shape has a form of a simple 'V', composed of three parts; mouth, body, and base, and decorated with geometrical patterns. It introduced distinct forms of surface treatment. The surface of the pottery is decorated with a variety of geometrical incisions that are mostly combinations of points and lines. This type of pottery represents the Neolithic period and for this reason, the Neolithic period in the Korean Peninsula is also called the comb-pattern pottery period.

History of the Object
Comb-pattern pottery began to appear in the Korean Peninsula around B.C 5000. It first appeared in the middle and western areas and then spread across the peninsula. This pottery was excavated from the site of Amsa-dong houses in Seoul.

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Type
Other 
Materials
earthenware 
Measurements
Length 38.1cm  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
- BCE 
Creation date
BC; Neolithic Age 
Function
For storing food 
Acquisition
This object was excavated from the housing site of Amsa-dong, Seoul in 2000. It was examined by the Archeology department of the National Museum of Korea and was registered as part of the collection in 2005. 
Copyright
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Korean Government 
Museum
National Museum of Korea 
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