Cooking pot with two handles

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Three Kingdoms period, ca. 4th century
Korea, Gyeongsang-do or Jeolla-do province
Unglazed earthenware
25.7 x 36.5 x 36.5 cm
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1986.24

Provenance

From about 1935-1940
Private collection, Japan, from about 1935-1940 [1]

To 1986
Mrs. Keum Ja Kang, Frankfurt, Germany, purchased from a private collector in Japan [2]

From 1986
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Keum Ja Kang, Frankfurt, on May 12, 1986 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Invoice issued by Mrs. Keum Ja Kang to the Freer Gallery of Art on May 12, 1986, copy in object file. In the invoice, Mrs. Keum-Ja Kang indicates that she purchased this jar, along with two other Korean ancient jars, "in Japan from a private collector who claimed the fact that his parents had bought the three Korean pots [F1986.24, F1986.25, and one jar that was not ultimately purchased by the Freer and returned to the vendor] in Japan during the period of 1935-1940." The invoice does not indicate the date of acquisition of the vessel by Mrs. Kang.

[2] See Invoice cited in note 1.

[3] See Invoice cited in note 1.