Jar Artist: Unknown

ca. 500 c.e.

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

Both the shape and the incised decoration on this jar reflect the strong ties between Japan and Korea in the fourth and fifth centuries C.E. This Japanese piece was used by high-ranking individuals during ceremonies or rituals.


Stoneware with incised decoration (Sue ware)


6 3/4 × 6 3/4 in. (17.15 × 17.15 cm)

Credit Line

Lent by the Peabody Museum of Natural History, YPM ANT 148326

Loan number



Kofun period (ca. 300–ca. 710 C.E.)


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jars, stoneware

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