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A Very Rare Earthen-Ware Jingle-Bell Libation Cup

A Very Rare Earthen-Ware Jingle-Bell Libation Cup


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Ceramics: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1088669

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A Very Rare /Fine Jingle-Bell Libation Cup: Korea, Three King Domes Periods (Silla period), 5th-6thcentury, This is a so called “a jingle-bell libation cup-vessel. It probably could have been used for a ritual ceremony in Silla or Kaya periods. This is an extremely rare Jingle cup with an inside pierced high ring foot, cut and opened high footed stem like a pedestal bowl with natural ash and lead glaze on the body. The tall ribbed flaring sides supported on a perforated base with two (2) clay pellets inside to produce sound. Pottery vessels with fanciful shapes like this attest to the skill and confidence of Silla potters. Complex and thin-walled forms such as this were borrowed from metal work and were difficult to render in clay. Silla pottery vessels like this with unusual shapes and good condition can be seen in museums in Korea but are extremely rare in western countries. It has 2 chips on the mouth rim, otherwise very good condition. Measures: 5 ¾” high x 3 1/8” d. Reference: A very identical libation cup see, Korean Art, The Brooklyn Museum, by Robert J, Moes, 1987, #6