Silla kingdom, Three Kingdoms period, late 5th century
Unglazed stoneware
13.5 x 17.2 x 17.2 cm
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art


From at least 1970 to 1974
Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, from at least December 18, 1970 [1]

From 1974
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., May 1, 1974 [2]


[1] See correspondence dated December 18, 1970, authorizing Mayuyama & Company to ship the object to the Freer Gallery, copy in object file. In Shipping Statement made by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, dated February 3, 1971, the vessel is listed as "Ceremonial Vessel, from Shimane-ken, North-West of Japan, excavated in the 2nd year of Kyowa (1802 A.D.)" An invoice, also issued by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, on May 1, 1974, classified the vessel as "Japanese pottery ceremonial vessel; Suiko period; from Shimane-ken; Sue type."

[2] See Invoice issued by Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, on May 1, 1974, copy in object file.