dark gray pitcher with bulb-like body, short neck, and dramatically flared mouth; mouth flare is actually wider than body; hole in side of body; rounded bottom

Jar with flared mouth, 5th century

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Long-necked jars like this one, which features an opening on the side, have been excavated from sites that are generally dated to the prehistoric Kofun period (250–650). The opening was probably used as a spout for pouring liquids. This type of vessel originated in Korea and likely was adopted in Japan between 300 and 400 CE.

Exhibitions
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Title
Jar with flared mouth
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.274
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 579
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dark gray pitcher with bulb-like body, short neck, and dramatically flared mouth; mouth flare is actually wider than body; hole in side of body; rounded bottom