Ancient Korean or Japanese Jar

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 20 December 2017

This jar was excavated from a box-style stone coffin in Daishogunyama Tumulus on Tsushima, the Japanese island closest to the Korean peninsula. Its round body was created by lightly beating the outer surface of the bottom part with a beating board. Judging by the patterns made by the board and the shapes of the handles, this jar may have been created on the Korean peninsula and later brought to the island of Tsushima. It dates from the 4th-5th century CE. (Tokyo National Museum)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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