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Red Burnished Jar
KHM_6992-3
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This masterpiece is special because it was excavated from a residential area, not from dolmen. Usually red burnished jars are excavated from dolmen.

History of the Object
Fine paste, a polished surface, red color and a thin wall are the distinctive characteristics of a red burnished jar. It is believed that the red color symbolizes regeneration or resurrection.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Earthenware 
Measurements
Height 24.4 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
BCE 15th century ~ BCE 3rd century 
Creation date
BCE; 15th Century-3rd Century; Bronze Age 
Function
Jar 
Acquisition
Excavated 
Copyright
Hengso Museum of Keimyung University 
Acknowledgements
Hengso Museum of Keimyung University 
Owner
Hengso Museum of Keimyung University 
Museum
Hengso Museum of Keimyung University, Daegu 
Credit line
Hengso Museum of Keimyung University 

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