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Cremation Jar
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is very rare that plain pottery cremation jars from ancient times has been seen. Jars full with cremated human bones represent a death ritual and it is the only evidence of a funeral ceremony in the fortress.

History of the Object
This funeral urn covered with a yellowish brown lid was holding the ashes of some deceased people when it was found. The urn is perforated in its lower part and bottom. It has been housed since it was recovered from the 3rd campaign of the excavation at Iseong mountain fortress.

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Type
Other 
Materials
earthenware 
Measurements
Height 24.0cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea; Hanam City; Iseong mountain fortress 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 7th century 
Creation date
7th Century  
Function
Preserving cremated bones 
Acquisition
Excavated at Iseong mountain fortress, Hanam City, Korea by Hanyanng University Museum  
Copyright
Hanyang University Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Korean government 
Museum
Hanyang University Museum 
Credit line
 

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