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Thirteen-sided polyhedron, planes terminating at shoulder and near base in smooth steeply curving surfaces. Grey-white dense porcelain body exposed at rim of wide mouth; low foot ring and base glazed, both thickly encrusted with fine gravel and dirt. Vessel entirely covered in dark brown glossy glaze with some iridescence, pulling away at shoulders and plane intersections to a light yellow-brown; displaying pooling and dripping, very dark brown, elsewhere.

History Of Use

Jars were widely used for storage of grains, pickles and other household goods. This example is typical of Korean Iron-Black Ware used for those purposes.

Specific Techniques

The vessel was first shaped as a round form and then cut with a knife to create the straight vertical surfaces of the polyhedron. This technique is popular with Korean potters.

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